Jammu & Kashmir administration to provide government job to Rahul Bhat's wife, financial assistance to family

Bhat, who had got the job of a clerk under the special employment package for migrants in 20120-11, was gunned down by terrorists inside the Tehsil office in Chadoora town in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Friday, May 13, 2022, 07:49 PM IST
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Jammu: Family members and relatives of Kashmiri Pandit Rahul Bhat, a government employee who was killed by militants inside his office, during his funeral in Jammu, Friday, May 13, 2022. | (PTI Photo)

Jammu & Kashmir administration will provide a government job to Kashmiri Pandit Rahul Bhat's wife and financial assistance to the family. The administration will also bear the educational expenses of the daughter, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said on Friday evening. Sinha also said that a decision has been taken to constitute a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate the murder of Rahul Bhat.

Taking to Twitter, he wrote, "J&K administration to provide a government job to Rahul Bhat's wife in Jammu and financial assistance to the family. The government will bear educational expenses of the daughter." "A decision has been taken to constitute special investigative team to probe all the aspects of the despicable terror attack. The SHO of the concerned police station has also been attached," he added.

Bhat, who had got the job of a clerk under the special employment package for migrants in 20120-11, was gunned down by terrorists inside the Tehsil office in Chadoora town in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.

Earlier in the day, Manoj Sinha assured justice to the family of Rahul Bhat, and said terrorists and their supporters will have to pay a very heavy price for their heinous act.

Sinha met Bhat's family amid protests by members of the community against the killing.

"Met the relatives of Rahul Bhat and assured justice to the family. In this hour of grief, the government stands firmly with Rahul's family," the LG said on Twitter.

He said terrorists and their supporters will have to pay a very heavy price for this brutal act.

Meanwhile, tension prevailed in various parts of Kashmir where angry Kashmiri Pandit government employees held protests demanding their relocation to safer places outside the valley.

The Sheikhpora camp, located in Budgam of central Kashmir, where Kashmiri pandit employees have been given make-shift accommodation, was the epicentre of these protests with people marching towards the airport and shouting slogans against the J-K administration.

A heavy posse of police personnel stopped the protesters after appeals requesting them to disperse failed to yield any result, leading to clashes during which the security forces had to resort to lathi-charge and firing teargas shells.

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