Biren assures compensation to deceased IRB jawan family


Imphal: The government will take necessary steps to provide proper compensation to the family of deceased IRB personnel who succumbed to injury in an incident during election duty in Gujarat, said chief minister, N Biren Singh,  informing the House during the ongoing 3rd session of 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly on Friday.

Biren was responding to the calling attention motion raised by opposition MLA, Surjakumar Okram.

Seeking information from the Home minister Biren, the opposition MLA raised the calling attention on the reported death of IRB jawan who succumbed to injury sustained during election duty in Gujarat.

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Recalling the incident, opposition MLA, Surjakumar informed the House that two India Reserve Battalion (IRB) jawans — Th. Thoiba and Kh. Jitendra Singh were killed and two others jawans — Chourajit and Roshikanta recieved bullet injury when a jawan S. Inaucha Singh allegedly opened fire with his service AK rifle.

He said Thoiba and Jitendra were killed on the spot and as per regulation of election Commission of India a sum of Rs 15 lakh each were ordered to deliver as compensation amount. Family members of Thoiba had received the compensation amount while family members of Jitendra are yet to receive the compensation amount.

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Chourajit who has been undergoing treatment succumbed to his injury at Guwahati on Wednesday last, he added. He urged the Home minister through the Assembly to provide necessary benefits to avail for a deceased to his family.

Responding the calling attention motion, home minister, Biren condoled over the demises of the IRB jawans during the line of duty.

He assured the House that necessary compensation will be provided for Chourajit as the government has already started the process for providing the assistance.


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