₹25,000 solatium for those whose houses were burnt during riots: Kejriwal

He said his government has also set up nine shelters for the victims and distributing food for them

Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has tested negative for coronavirus File photo: PTI

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday (February 28) announced a compensation of ₹25,000 in cash for those whose houses were burnt during the communal violence in northeast Delhi earlier this week.

Addressing a press conference, the chief minister said the Delhi government has also set up nine shelters for the riot-affected people and is distributing food among them.

For assistance of the violence-hit people, Kejriwal said the government has appointed 18 magistrates and four night magistrates.

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A day earlier, the chief minister had announced an ex-gratia of ₹10 lakh for those killed during the violence, besides a compensation of ₹5 lakh to those seriously injured.

He also said his government will bear the expense of treatment of the injured who are admitted in private hospitals.

(With inputs from agencies)

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