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Shivraj Chouhan gives Rs 1 crore cheque to kin of deceased farmer

PTI
Published Jun 14, 2017, 2:19 pm IST
Updated Jun 14, 2017, 2:19 pm IST
MP CM also assured the family members that strict action will be taken against those who shot dead the farmers.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan meets family members of farmers killed in Mandsaur protest. (Photo: ANI | Twitter)
 Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan meets family members of farmers killed in Mandsaur protest. (Photo: ANI | Twitter)

Mandsaur: In a big relief to kin of victims of the recent protests at Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday handed over a cheque of Rs 1 crore to the family of one of the farmers who was killed in protests.

Section 144 was relaxed in Mandsaur ahead of the chief minister’s visit to the district.

 

The state government on Tuesday sanctioned financial aid of Rs 1 crore each to the families of the six farmers killed during the violent stir by peasants in Mandsaur.

The aid was sanctioned from the chief minister's discretionary fund and it would be given by the Mandsaur collector through e-payment facility, a public relations official earlier said.

On June 6, five farmers were killed as the agitation by peasants turned violent in Mandsaur.

Besides, a 26-year-old farmer had died in Badwan village of Mandsaur district. Locals on June 9 had alleged that he was beaten up by policemen.

 

Chouhan, along with his wife Sadhna, reached Mandsaur in a special plane and went to Badwan village to meet the kin of farmer Ghanshyam Dhakad, who was killed in police firing.

The chief minister handed a cheque of Rs 1 crore as compensation to the kin of Dhakad, as promised.

He also assured the family members that strict action will be taken against those who shot dead the farmers.

Chouhan is also scheduled to visit Lodh, Nayakheda, Piplyamandi, Barkheda Panth and Budha villages to extend condolences to the kin of other farmers who were shot dead. 

 

Earlier, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and Scindia had also tried to visit Mandsaur but they were denied permission.

Political leaders and social activists have continued to make futile attempts to visit Mandsaur despite peace having returned there.

Chouhan, who came under severe attack from the opposition following the agrarian unrest, had called off an indefinite fast on Sunday, 28 hours after its launch, claiming peace had been restored.

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