Lucknow | Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath tomorrow will meet the family members of the victims of Sonbhadra firing where 10 people were killed.
Earlier Congress General Secretary and Uttar Pradesh in-charge Priyanka Gandhi today after meeting the family members of the Sonbhabra massacre victims announced a compensation of 10 lakhs.
Addressing reporters after meeting the family members, Gandhi said, “My objective has been served as I have met them. I am still under detention, let’s see what the administration says. Congress party will give a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the kin of the person who died in the incident.”
Priyanka was Friday detained and stopped from going to Sonbhadra where 10 people were gunned down this week, triggering a standoff with the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh. The administration detained her under 151 CrPC citing prohibitory orders and brought her to the guesthouse.
Ten people were killed and 28 injured in the clash between supporters of village head Yagya Dutt and Gond tribals over a piece of land in Sonbhadra’s Ghorawal area on Wednesday. Dutt’s supporters allegedly opened fire on the tribals.
Twenty-nine people, including Dutt and his brother, were arrested. Prohibitory orders are in force in Ghorawal area in Sonbhadra district and thorough checking of vehicles is on to monitor the movement of people.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanth has instructed state Director General of Police to personally monitor the case and ensure action against the culprits. CM Yogi has directed the Additional Director General (Varanasi zone) and Mirzapur police commissioner to investigate the cause of the clash. CM Yogi has also announced an ex-gratia of 5 lakh rupees to the deceased.
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