CM announces Rs 10L ex-gratia, pension for Uri martyr’s family

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Bhubaneswar: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik on Monday announced an ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh for the family of Odia soldier Pitabas Majhi who died in the Uri terrorist attack. Moreover, Naveen has also announced monthly pension of Rs 2000 forfor the next of the kin of Majhi.

According to sources, Rs 5lakh was paid out of the Defence and Para-Military Personnel Relief Fund while the rest was paid from Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.

Notably, Pitabasa Majhi, a BSF jawan of Danojhala village under Komana police limits of Nuapada district was killed during a combing operation following a terrorist attack on an army camp in Uri of Jammu and Kashmir on September 18.

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