Pulwama Attack: CM announces ex-gratia for martyred Odia jawan’s families

Bhubaneswar: Expressing his deepest condolences over one of the deadliest terrorist attacks on CRPF personnel that took place yesterday in Pulwama of Jammu and Kashmir leaving 42 security personnel including two from Odisha killed and 40 others injured, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh each for the family members of two martyred Odia jawans.

Earlier in the day, Patnaik had spoken the bereaved families of two Odia jawans – Prasanna Kumar Sahu of 61 Battalions of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and a resident of Shikhar village under Naugaon police limits and Manoj Kumar Behera of Ratanpur in Niali of Cuttack district – over the phone and expressed his sympathy to them.

This apart, the Chief Minister also asked the State Finance Minister Shashi Bhusan Behera and Health Minister Pratap Jena to visit the houses of both the martyrs.

While people across Odisha joined with the entire country in protesting the Pulwama terrorist attack and demanded a strong reply to Pakistan, a minute of silence was observed at the State Secretariate here today.

Also Read: Pulwama Attack: 2 Odia CRPF Jawans Among Martyrs

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