Man do­nates 1.5L each to slain J&K cops’ kin

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Sri­na­gar: A busi­ness­man from Gu­jarat’s Kutch re­gion has do­nated Rs 1.5 lakh each to the fam­i­lies of two young Kash­miri po­lice­men — Ghu­lam Mustafa and Naseer Ah­mad — who died fight­ing Lashkar-e-Taiba ter­ror­ists on March 1 in the Val­ley.

J&K DGP Dil­bagh Singh said the do­na­tion by Di­nesh Gupta (58), who runs a lo­gis­tics busi­ness at Gand­hid­ham, was the first known con­tri­bu­tion by an in­di­vid­ual from out­side the Val­ley to­wards the fam­ily of any Kash­miri cop killed in the line of duty.

Gupta’s gen­eros­ity has in­spired the kin of the slain po­lice­men to re­think about their young fam­ily mem­bers join­ing the force. “I for­bade my daugh­ter-in-law from send­ing any of my grand­chil­dren to the force, as I didn’t want another death in the fam­ily. But this ges­ture has re­in­forced the thought that broth­er­hood and sac­ri­fices are an im­por­tant part of our lives,” said Raza Begum, Naseer’s mother.

Touched by Gupta’s gen­eros­ity, DGP Singh said J&K Po­lice would fe­lic­i­tate him.

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