BH CORRESPONDENT, New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced compensation for the Delhi violence victims and their families and also said his government is working to rehabilitate the survivors. He also added that the intensity of the violence has reduced since Wednesday night.
At least 38 people lost their lives since clash broke out between pro and against groups of controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Northeast Delhi on February 24. More than 200 have been injured in the violence.
The Delhi CM responded to the allegation that one Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader — Tahir Hussain — was involved in the killing of Ankit Sharma, the Intelligence Bureau (IB) employee who was found dead in one of the epicentres of violence-hit Delhi. Kejriwal promised that if found guilty, no one will be spared.
“Any person who is found guilty should be given stringent punishment. If any Aam Aadmi Party person is found guilty then that person should be given double the punishment. There should be no politics on the issue of national security,” Kejriwal said.
A scheme, ‘Farishta’, was launched for those affected in the violence, which rocked the national capital. He said, “The government was sending food and other supplies to the affected areas where shops too had been torched in the violence spanning over three days.”
“The people affected by the riots are getting medical treatment in private hospitals and their expenses will be reimbursed by the Delhi government,” Kejriwal said at a press briefing.
Delhi government is also developing an app for the people to file their claims. The app will be released within a day or two, Kejriwal said.
For those who lost their lives, AAP announced an amount of Rs 10 lakh as compensation. The government has sanctioned Rs 3 lakh for those children who lost their parents. Rs 5 lakh has been allotted for those people whose house have been completely burnt down and if the houses are partially damaged, then they will get Rs 2.5 lakh. For burnt, uninsured commercial units, the government will provide a compensation of Rs 5 lakh.