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Sat seeks compensation, martyr status for Chamel Singh

State Times 2017-01-12 00:33:15

JAMMU: BJP State President and MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma demanded adequate compensation and government job for next of kin of Chamel Singh besides martyr status to him.
Raising the question regarding awarding of compensation to the family of late Chamel Singh, Sat said Chamel Singh was killed in Kot Lakhpath Jail in Pakistan by the jail authorities which was the same case as of Sarabjeet Singh of Punjab where Punjab State Government paid Rs. 1 crore and Central Government paid Rs. 25 lakh to his family and also awarded jobs to his daughters.
He added that the then Omar Abdullah led NC-Congress Government in Jammu and Kashmir failed to compensate the family of Chamel Singh despite countless representations made by the family.
Sharma also stated that various representations were also given to former Deputy Chief Minister in this regard who was also the MLA of Khour Constituency at that time but not even a single step was taken in this regard by either of the representatives in the previous State Government.
He appealed to the representatives of the present Coalition Government in the State to look into the matter of Chamel Singh who died for his motherland and stated that a suitable compensation should be given to his family.