Published On: Fri, Aug 25th, 2017

UP govt announces Rs 50 lakh, honour for cop killed in encounter

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today announced financial assistance of Rs 50 lakh for the family of a police sub-inspector, who was killed in an encounter with dacoits in Chitrakoot district.

File Photo: Sub-inspector Jai Prakash Singh

File Photo: Sub-inspector Jai Prakash Singh

“The chief minister has sanctioned Rs 50 lakh financial assistance for the martyr, SI Jai Prakash Singh’s family and announced bravery medal for him,” an official spokesperson said here.

Adityanath also announced construction of a ‘gate’ and a rechristening a road in Singh’s home district Jaunpur in his name, the official said.

The chief minister has also talked to the aggrieved family and assured them all possible help from the government, the spokesperson added.

Singh was killed in exchange of fire during an encounter with dacoit Babli Kol gang in Manikpur area of Chitrakoot yesterday.

PTI

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