Srinagar, Oct 20: Director-General of Police J&K Dilbag Singh visited the family of Inspector Mohammad Ashraf Bhat who was killed in a militant attack in Chandpora Bijbehara area of South Kashmir.
The DGP accompanied by IGP Kashmir Zone Vijay Kumar, DIG South Kashmir Range Atul Goel and SSP Anantnag Sandeep Choudhary met the family members of the Police Officer. “They conveyed their heartfelt condolences and assured all help to the family. They prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul,” a police spokesperson said in a statement issued to press.
Inspector Mohammad Ashraf Bhat was shot dead at his native place last evening.
Later in the afternoon, the DGP interacted with the families of police personnel killed recently at a simple function organized by District Police Office Srinagar District Police Lines.
The interaction with the families was organized one day before the Police Commemoration Day being observed on Wednesday in view of the COVID-19 advisories, the spokesman said.
During the interaction, the DGP heard patiently the grievances of all the families, SRO-43 cases pending and about the studies of their kids and their scholarships. He gave on spot direction in respect of some of the cases.
Speaking on the occasion, the DGP said that the Police organisation is committed to look after the needs and issues of all the families of killed policemen. “The DGP said no amount of money can fill the gap caused due to loss of a valuable family member, however the monetary support creates sources of livelihood, education etc. for the dependents.”
He said that the financial support to the families in shape of relief amount has been enhanced up to rupees 75 lakhs (from all sources) in case of police personnel and upto rupees 34.50 lakh (from all sources) in case of SPOs.
“He assured them that the Police department will extend all possible help and support to the families as and when required.”
Among others, IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar, DIG CKR Amit Kumar, SSP Srinagar Dr Haseeb Mughul, AIG Welfare Communication PHQ Manoj Pandit and other officers of Srinagar district were present on the occasion. Later DIG CKR Amit Kumar distributed blankets among the families, the spokesman added.