CM condoles Ukhrul blast announces Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia

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IMPHAL, Sept 18: State Chief Minister Okram Ibobi SIngh strongly condemned yesterday’s Ukhrul blast.

A statement from the LO (press) to the Chief Minister said the Chief Minister strongly condemned the tragic incident involving killing of two innocent persons and injuring two others caused by bomb explosion at View land, Ukhrul District headquarters as an inhuman and cowardly act. It said the government views this attack on innocent civilians very seriously and those responsible for this criminal action will not be spared and taken to task as per the law of the land at the earliest.

The government also announced Rs 5 lakhs as ex-gratia to the next-of-kin of deceased persons and financial assistance of Rs 1 lakh, per person for grievous injury and Rs 20,000 per person for simple injury in the incident as per the norms, it said.

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