Siachen Avalanche: AP to give Rs. 25 lakh to Sepoy Mustaq’s kin

, 7:40 AM IST

VIJAYAWADA: The Andhra Pradesh government on Monday said it will pay Rs. 25 lakh as ex-gratia to the family of Sepoy Mustaq Ahmed, who was killed in the recent Siachen avalanche.

The decision was taken at the Cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu.

A member of Ahmed’s family will also be given a government job, a communication from the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said.

The Cabinet also paid homage to Ahmed during the meeting, it said.

Ahmed, who hails from Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh, was one of the 10 Army personnel killed in the Siachen Avalanche earlier this month.

His body was taken to Nandyal in Kurnool district and would be buried in his native Parnapalli village with police honors on Tuesday.