With little headway in the killing of seven civilians by militants in Rajouri district’s Upper Dangri villageon January 1-2 this year, members of the victim families on Monday threatened to migrate from the area and surrender ex gratia amount and jobs provided by J&K administration.
“Ninety days have passed since the killing of both my sons by militants, but the government agencies have not informed us about the progress of their investigation in the matter,’’ said Saroj Bala, who had lost her sons Deepak (27) and Prince (21) to militants’ bullets on the evening of January 1.
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The elder brother was supposed to join duty at Army’s field ordnance depot in Ladakh a week later. Prince was working with the Jal Shakti department.
“What will we do with the jobs and the money provided by the government after the killing of our children by militants; we are already dead,’’ said Saroj, adding “we only want justice for our children”.’ She also asked the authorities to reveal the names of the people who had provided logistics support to the militants as claimed by intelligence agencies.Most Read 1 Gadar 2 box office collection day 4: Sunny Deol film records biggest Monday collections of all time, nets a total of Rs 173 cr 2 Bigg Boss OTT 2 Finale Live Updates: Elvish Yadav wins Salman Khan’s show, Abhishek Malhan shares message from hospital 3 Happy Independence Day 2023: Wishes Images, Whatsapp Messages, Status, Quotes, and Photos 4 OMG 2 box office collection day 4: Pankaj Tripathi-Akshay Kumar film delivers better Monday than opening Friday, earns Rs 55.1 cr 5 Jailer box office collection Day 5: Rajinikanth film set to cross Rs 350-crore mark worldwide on Independence Day
Another villager Satpal, who had lost his son Satish Kumar in the January 1 attack, wanted the authorities to furnish bank account details so that he can return the ex-gratia money.
Dangri panchayat sarpanch Dheeraj Sharma threatened to surrender the guns provided to village defence guards. Citing a recent statement of Director General of J&K Police Dilbagh Singh that “the militants were Pakistanis and might have returned to Pakistan’’, he cast doubts on the identity of the militants involved in the Dangri killings, he alleged the claim was only an excuse.Also ReadNarendra Modi Independence Day Speech Live Updates: India now identified ...Govt SOP for Judges: Do not name officials for court panelsShivaji statue vandalised in Goa, police initiate inquiry‘Will return to Red Fort next year’: In Independence Day speech, PM Modi ...
Two unidentified militants had in twin attacks on January 1 evening and January 2 morning in Upper Dangri killed seven civilians including two siblings and injured 14 others, belonging to four families. Before the killings, the militants had asked the victims for their identity proof.© The Indian Express (P) Ltd