No compensation provided to Burhan Wani's family: Mehbooba
January 18, 2017  18:40
No compensation has been paid to the next of kin of slain Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani or his brother Khalid Muzaffar Wani, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said today while revealing that such exgratia has been given to the next of kin of 77 soldiers killed in the state since January 2015.

In a written reply to a question in the legislative assembly, Mehbooba, who also holds the Home Portfolio, said,"No Ex-gratia/compensation has been paid to the next of kin of Khalid Muzaffar Wani and Burhan Wani".

Some months back, there a major controversy after the state authorities listed Muzaffar Wani as a potential beneficiary of the ex-gratia despite his being killed by security forces when he was returning after meeting his elusive brother Burhan.

Burhan was also killed later in an encounter with security forces on July 8 last year.
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