MP government to bear marriage expenses of slain cops' daughters

"If any police personnel dies in the line of duty, then the state government will bear all the expenses of their daughter's marriage", an official release said.

Published: 10th December 2016 03:55 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th December 2016 04:12 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

BHOPAL: The Madhya Pradesh government will bear marriage expenses for daughters of all police officials who die in the line of duty, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced on Saturday.
 
"If any police personnel dies in the line of duty, then the state government will bear all the expenses of their daughter's marriage and these girls will be treated as the state's daughters," an official release from the state government said.
 
Chouhan, who attended the marriage ceremony of slain jail head constable Ramashankar Yadav's daughter Sonia Friday night, donned the role of the girl's father as he welcomed guests at the entry gate.
 
The state government claimed that it had left no stone unturned to make her marriage a grand event.
 
Yadav was allegedly killed by eight SIMI activists on the intervening nights of October 30-31 before they escaped from the high security jail by scaling its walls with bedsheets.
 
The activists were later gunned down by Bhopal Police in an alleged encounter.
 
Chouhan had then promised that the government would not only offer jobs to any family member but would also make all arrangements for Sonia’s marriage.
 
He also handed to her an appointment letter for the post of Assistant Grade-III in Food Corporation of India as a marriage gift.
 
Chouhan stayed at the wedding till all the rituals were done and said that Sonia is a daughter of Madhya Pradesh. He conveyed greetings to both the families on the occasion.
 
Madhya Pradesh Minister of State for Cooperatives (independent charge) Vishwas Sarang was among others present at the function.

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