CM visits Mandsaur, gives Rs 1 cr cheque to kin of deceased farmer
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today visited Mandsaur, where five cultivators were killed during the farmers' stir, and handed over a cheque of Rs 1 crore to the family of one of them.
The state government yesterday sanctioned financial aid of Rs 1 crore each to the families of the six farmers killed during the violent stir by peasants in Mandsaur.
The aid was sanctioned from the chief minister's discretionary fund and it would be given by the Mandsaur collector through e-payment facility, a public relations official earlier said.
On June 6, five farmers were killed as the agitation by peasants turned violent in Mandsaur.
Besides, a 26-year-old farmer had died in Badwan village of Mandsaur district. Locals on June 9 had alleged that he was beaten up by policemen.
Chouhan along with his wife Sadhna reached Mandsaur in a special plane and went to Badwan village to meet the kin of farmer Ghanshyam Dhakad, who was killed in police firing.
The chief minister handed a cheque of Rs 1 crore as compensation to the kin of Dhakad, as promised.
He also assured the family members that strict action will be taken against those who shot dead the farmers.
Chouhan is also scheduled to visit Lodh, Nayakheda, Piplyamandi, Barkheda Panth and Budha villages to extend condolences to the kin of the other farmers killed in police firing. The district administration made elaborate security arrangements for Chouhan's visit.
Five helipads were made at various places to ensure that the chief minister reaches the venue without any trouble, a senior official said.