CM announces ex gratia for 2 cops who died in harness

Gangtok, 04 Oct:

Chief Minister PS Tamang [Golay] has announced Rs 5 lakh ex gratia from CM's Relief Fund for the first COVId casualty from the Police Deaprtment, Head Constable Deo Kumar Rai who contracted the virus while on duty at Melli Checkpost and passed away around a week back.

The CM has also announced Rs 5 lakh ex gratia for the family of Lance Naik Neelam Rai who passed away today due to an illness. She was not COVID positive.

Sikkim Police has thanked the CM for the gesture and welcomed the initiative.

Earlier, Rs 2 lakh had been provided to families of the two deceased police personnel from the Police Welfare Fund, DIG-Range Prawin Gurung informs. This assistance is provided to families of all police personnel who die in harness, it is informed.