Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann gives Rs 1 crore cheque, job letter to kin of farmer Shubhkaran Singh killed during protest : The Tribune India

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Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann gives Rs 1 crore cheque, job letter to kin of farmer Shubhkaran Singh killed during protest

A native of Bathinda, Shubhkaran was killed in the clashes at Khanauri point on the Punjab-Haryana border on February 21 during farmers' protest

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann gives Rs 1 crore cheque, job letter to kin of farmer Shubhkaran Singh killed during protest

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann hands over the cheque to the family. Tribune photo



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Chandigarh, July 9

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Tuesday handed over a cheque for Rs 1 crore as financial assistance to the family of farmer Shubhkaran Singh who died during clashes between farmers and security personnel in February.

Mann also gave an appointment letter for a government job to Shubhkaran's sister.

A native of Bathinda, Shubhkaran was killed in the clashes at Khanauri point on the Punjab-Haryana border on February 21 during farmers' protest. Twelve police personnel were also injured in the incident.

The clashes erupted when some protesting farmers were trying to head towards the barricades and were stopped by security personnel from crossing the state border and marching to Delhi.

Interacting with the bereaved family after handing over the cheque and appointment letter, Mann said the Punjab government is committed to the well-being of the state's food growers, according to an official release.

The young farmer, Shubhkaran Singh, had attained martyrdom, Mann mentioned, adding that the "tragic incident had bruised the psyche of every Punjabi".

"The martyrdom of a farmer is an irreparable loss for the family which cannot be compensated by any means," he said.

However, he said Rs 1 crore financial assistance and a government job to the family is a humble initiative of the state government to bail out the family in crisis.

Samyukta Kisan Morcha (Non Political) leader Jagjit Singh Dallewal and other farmer leaders were also present on the occasion. 

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