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Relief to Accident Victims: Poonch admin refutes allegations

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POONCH, DECEMBER 23: District Administration Poonch has refuted the allegations of nonpayment of cash relief in the accounts of Palera road accident victims.

While clarifying, the district administration stated that the relief amount of Rs 5 lakh was given in the form of Fixed Deposit for a period of one year and not by cheque. “The full amount of Rs 5 lakh will be credited after the maturity of the FD however the interest of the FD will be credited monthly in the accounts of the next to kins of the victims,”  officials revealed.

While elaborating, the district administration said that the people who were injured in the accident were provided with cash relief of fifty thousand directly in their account as they were in urgent need.

Officials said as a number of families lost the breadwinner of their families, the relief was given in the form of Fixed Deposit (FD) so that a monthly amount of interest could reach to the families of victims for sustenance. “However if someone wants to redeem their FD through prematurity they can contact the District administration and the same can be done for their ease”.

Further the district administration informed that Prime Minister has also sanctioned two lakh rupees from the PM relief fund which shall also be paid to the victims of accident shortly.

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