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Nagaland govt announces ex-gratia to the families of nine killed

Tuesday, 7 January 2014 - 2:31pm IST | Place: Kohima | Agency: PTI

Nagaland government has announced an ex-gratia of Rsone lakh to each of the family of the nine persons whose bodies were found in Dimapur on January 3.

The decision was taken during a state cabinet meeting held here yesterday, Chief Secretary Alemtemshi Jamir said in a notification.

"The cabinet held that the ex-gratia was purely on humanitarian ground without prejudice to the ongoing police investigation," it said.

The cabinet also endorsed the appointment of a High Power Enquiry Committee (HPEC) and a Special Investigation Team (SIT) and to pursue the case with all urgency and earnestness so as to bring the culprits to book.

The cabinet decided that the HPEC would be given one month's time to submit its report.

The cabinet appealed to both Karbi and Rengma people to maintain peace and calm in the spirit of age-old fraternal relationship among people of the both communities. 

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