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Nagaland Police to compensate deceased personnel

By EMN Updated: Jun 07, 2024 11:24 pm

DIMAPUR — Nagaland Police on Friday informed that it has initiated process to compensate for those personnel who have died in the line of duty particularly while performing during the recent elections.

In an update, Nagaland Police informed that an amount of INR 15 lakh has been credited to the wife’s account of Yangtsase Sangtam by the Government of Punjab on June 6.

It mentioned that constable Yangtsase Sangtam of 13 NAP (IR) B Coy met a tragic accidental fall from a building on May 23 after performing his duty at the prime minister’s election rally in Patiala, Punjab. Subsequently, he succumbed to injuries on May 25.

“Acknowledging the supreme sacrifice made and as per the Election Commission of India guidelines for ex-gratia payment to polling personnel/ police personnel in case of death or grievous injuries arising out of and in the course of election duty, an amount of 15 lakh was credited to the account of the wide of late constable Yangtsase Sangtam on June 6 by the Government of Punjab,” an update from Nagaland Police stated.

It stated that the mortal remains of constable Yangtsase Sangtam was flown to Nagaland with magnanimous and quick assistance from the Election Commission of India and Punjab Police and laid to rest with full honours befitting policemen.

Report also stated that the process for ex-gratia payment to the three Nagaland Armed Police personnel, who lost their lives in Bihar during the general parliamentary elections are underway.

“While loss of life cannot be compensated in terms of money but the Election Commission of India and Nagaland Police endeavour to do whatever is required to bring succor to the families of the deceased personnel,” the statement read.

It mentioned that Nagaland Police always responded to the call of duty be it in the maintenance of law and order and public peace in the state, tackling left wing extremism outside the state or election duty across the country performing such challenging task to the extent of risking their lives.

It mentioned that even in the recently concluded General Parliamentary Election (GPE) 2024, Nagaland Armed Police (India Reserved) Coys were deployed for election related duty in all the 7 phases of the GPE 2024.

By EMN Updated: Jun 07, 2024 11:24:01 pm
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