Srinagar: Continuing with its endeavour to provide financial assistance to the families of the police personnel who have passed away in harness, the Director General of Police Dilbag Singh has sanctioned rupees 1.07 crore as Special Welfare Relief in favour of dependents/legal heirs of deceased Police personnel.
The special welfare relief of rupees 20 lakh each has been sanctioned in favour of dependents/legal heirs of deceased personnel HC Abdul Hamid Dar, SgCt. Nazir Ahmad, W/Const. Jabina Bano, Constable (Opr.) Ashaq Hussain Ganayee and Const. Umer Maqbool Ganie they was expired during service due to health-related issues. Rupees six lakh has been sanctioned in favour of NoKs of missing Sgct. Mohammed Maqbool who was kidnapped by some unknown gunmen on 09.11.2005 from his residence and declared to be presumed dead by District Magistrate Kupwara. Rupees one lakh has been sanctioned in favour of Const. Feroz Ahmad who was seriously injured in militant attack at Chanpora Srinagar. Out of this amount rupees one lakh each was already paid to the families/NoKs for performing the last rites as immediate relief by the PHQ through their concerned units. The financial assistance has been given out of Contributory Police Welfare Fund. Police Headquarters is running many schemes for the welfare of its personnel and their families. There are also schemes for the wards of Police personnel and SPOs. Besides, there are schemes for the NoKs of martyrs, their wards and also for the retired Police personnel and their spouses.