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CM gives Rs 5 lakh to family of deceased IAF officer

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday announced compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the parents of Flight Lieutenant Tapan Kapoor, who died in the crash of a Mi-17 helicopter during a rescue operation in flood-ravaged Uttarakhand.

'The government has decided to release an amount of Rs 5 lakh as ex-gratia amount to the parents,” a statement issued by the chief minister’s office said.
Dikshit had visited Kapoor’s residence in the Walled City on Tuesday to express her condolences to his parents. Dikshit described the deceased pilot as a “dedicated and brave son of
mother India'.

Kapoor, 26, died in the Mi-17 helicopter crash in Gaurikund on 25 June.
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