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Suicide over OROP: Delhi govt approves proposal to give Rs 1 crore to kin of deceased ex-serviceman

News Agencies | First published: 4 November 2016, 21:26 IST
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The Delhi government today aproved a proposal to give a compensation of Rs 1 crore to the family of ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal, who committed suicide over the issue of 'One Rank, One Pension' (OROP).

The Aam Aadmi Party government has also decided to declare Grewal a martyr.

The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today at his official residence.

"The Delhi Cabinet has given its nod to provide Rs one crore compensation to family of Grewal. It has also decided to declare him a martyr," a senior official said.

Kejriwal had announced the compensation on 3 November when he had gone to Grewal's village Bamla in Haryana to attend the cremation of army veteran.

--PTI

First published: 4 November 2016, 21:26 IST
 
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