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Attackers of pilgrims and those aiding, abetting them will be punished: LG

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Announces ex-gratia for NoK of martyrs, visits hospitals

STATE TIMES NEWS

JAMMU: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Monday assured the people that those behind attack on pilgrims in Reasi and those aiding and abetting them will be punished.
He chaired a high-level security review meeting with the officials of J&K Police and Civil Administration, at Police Headquarters, Jammu.
The Lieutenant Governor posted on X:
“Chaired a security review meeting with the officials of J&K Police and Civil Administration. I assure the people that those behind attack on pilgrims in Reasi and those aiding and abetting them will be punished”.
Meanwhile, the Lieutenant Governor has approved an ex-gratia of Rs.10 lakh each for the next of kin of pilgrims martyred in Reasi terror attack. He has also approved Rs. 50,000 each for those injured.
The injured are being treated at different hospitals. A control room has been created by the district administration to provide all necessary assistance. A joint security force temporary HQ by J&K Police, Army and CRPF has been set up at the site and operation is in progress to neutralise the perpetrators of Reasi terror attack.
Later, the Lieutenant Governor also met the pilgrims injured in the Reasi terror attack, who are undergoing treatment at Government Medical College, Jammu and Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Katra.
“Met the injured pilgrims at Government Medical College, Jammu & Narayana Hospital, Katra and wished them a speedy recovery. The entire nation stands firmly with the families of martyred pilgrims in this hour of grief”, the LG posted on X.
The team of doctors briefed the Lt Governor on the health condition of the injured and the medical facilities being extended to them. The Lt Governor is closely monitoring the situation. He has directed the District and Hospital Administration for ensuring the best possible medical care and all necessary assistance to the affected families.

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