Amarnath terror attack: J-K Dy. CM Nirmal Singh chairs review meeting on security arrangements

| Updated: Jul 12, 2017 02:16 IST

Jammu and Kashmir [India], July 11 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir's Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh on Tuesday chaired a review meeting on security arrangements after yesterday's Amarnath terror attack and announced ex-gratia of Rs. 6 lakh to those who lost their lives, Rs. 2 lakh to those who are severely injured and Rs. 1 lakh to mildly injured people. "We have attended a meeting to review the security arrangements to fight against Pakistan sponsored terrorism. We have announced ex-gratia of Rs. 6 lakh to those who lost their lives, Rs. 2 lakh to those who are severely injured and Rs. 1 lakh to mildly injured people. I appeal to people to follow the standard operational procedure of the Amarnath Yatra. The inquiry into this matter is on and if any mistake is found then the guilty will be punished," he told ANI. Meanwhile, the mortal remains of the Amarnath Yatra pilgrims, who lost their lives in the attack, were brought to Surat, Gujarat. Seven people lost their lives and 15 others were injured yesterday when a group of terrorists attacked a bus in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag. The incident occurred at around 8.20 p.m. yesterday between Baltal and Mir Bazar. Reportedly, the bus was neither a part of a convoy nor registered with the shrine board. The 90th and 40th battalions of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have been deployed at the spot to prevent further untoward incidents. People all across the country are condemning the incident, with some even staging protests against Pakistan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee have also strongly condemned the incident. J-K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti summoned an emergency meeting of her cabinet to review the security situation across the state. Inspector General of Police (Kashmir Range) Muneer Khan has said that the attack on Amaranth Yatra pilgrims was carried out by Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). Meanwhile, President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have condemned the attack in the strongest terms. The Delhi Police has also issued a high security across the national capital on Tuesday. (ANI)

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