Amarnath terror attack: Rs 5 lakh reward for bus driver Saleem Mirza for his heroic move

Amarnath terror attack, Rs 5 lakh, reward, bus driver, Saleem Mirza
Amarnath terror attack: Rs 5 lakh reward for bus driver Saleem Mirza for his heroic move

Saleem Mirza, the savior of Amarnath pilgrims who drove the bus carrying which came under terror attack in Anantnag has been awarded total of Rs 5 lakh by the Jammu and Kashmir government and Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) for his heroic move.

The rewards were announced for Mirza for displaying ‘exemplary alertness and courage’ which saved several lives as he continued to drive the bus in the midst of firing by the terrorists.

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The state government also announced ex gratia compensation of Rs 6 lakh each to the kin of those killed, Rs 2 lakh for those seriously injured and Rs one lakh for those with minor injuries, an official spokesman said.

Seven pilgrims were killed and 19 others were injured when terrorists fired at their bus near Khanabal while it was on its way to Jammu from Srinagar.

 

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