The families of eight police and armed forces personnel who lost their lives in the line of duty will be given an ex-gratia sum of Rs 1 crore each, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Wednesday.
The Chief Minister said that the Government is with the families of those who lost their lives in the line of duty.
The ex gratia sum of Rs 1 crore will be given to the families of martyrs — Dinesh Kumar, Jayant Joshi, Mahavir, Radheshyam, Praveen Kumar, Bharat Singh, Naresh Kumar and Puneet Gupta.
“Earlier, the system in our country was very bad. There was no one to look after the families of the martyrs. As soon as our government came to power, we decided to give Rs 1 crore to families of martyrs. In the last seven-eight years, we have assisted many such families and visited them. Today, we are announcing the names of eight martyrs, whose families would be given Rs 1 crore,” he said during an online briefing. The personnel include policemen, home guards, firemen, civil defence volunteers and military men.
Dinesh Kumar, a resident of Nangloi, used to work as an inspector in 205 Cobra Battalion of CRPF. He was seriously injured in an IED blast in 2013. Captain Jayant Joshi, a resident of Dwarka, was a co-pilot in the army and his helicopter crashed near Pathankot.
Mahavir lived in Saraswati Garden and was an SI in Delhi Police. He was on duty at Mehta Chowk making the commuters follow traffic rules when hit by a speeding vehicle. Praveen Kumar was an operator in the Delhi Fire Department.
Rohini resident Radheshyam was on duty as ASI in Burari traffic circle of Delhi Police. He noticed that a vehicle was not following the traffic rules. While trying to catch it, he was hit by another vehicle and died. Puneet Gupta, a resident of Pandav Nagar, was a civil defence volunteer. During checking, he saw a truck coming from Dhansa side. He tried to stop that truck. Instead of stopping, the truck hit him and ran away. He died on the spot.