Naveen announces ex-gratia for slain SPO

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday announced an ex-gratia amount of Rs 8 lakh and insurance sum of Rs 10 lakh for the family of the slain special police officer (SPO) Ajit Sodi who was killed by a group of ultras when they were patrolling in a local market at Padia, about 70 km from Malkangiri.

Naveen has also announced an SPO job to the next of the kin of Ajit.  Sodi’s colleague Lachma Madkami was critically injured in the attack and admitted to hospital. A combing operation has been launched to track down the culprits.