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Maharashtra govt approves over ₹138 crore aid for kin of police officers who died while on COVID-19 duty: RTI

Maharashtra govt approves over ₹138 crore aid for kin of police officers who died while on COVID-19 duty: RTI, the vie

As per documents obtained by him, 370 Maharashtra police officers/staff members (excluding Mumbai) and 123 of Mumbai police died while on COVID-19 duty till September 14, 2021

The Maharashtra government has approved a financial assistance of over ₹138 crore for the families of State police officers and other staff members who died while on COVID-19 duty, the government’s response to an RTI query has revealed.

Nagpur resident Sanjay Thul had sought details under the Right to Information (RTI) Act about the total number of deaths in the police force due to the coronavirus and assistance provided by the government to the families of the deceased.

As per documents obtained by him, 370 Maharashtra police officers/staff members (excluding Mumbai) and 123 of Mumbai police died while on COVID-19 duty till September 14, 2021.

The Maharashtra government approved a financial assistance of ₹138.50 crore for the families of such 277 State police officers/staff (excluding Mumbai city) and ₹53 crore for the kin of 106 Mumbai police officers/staff, as per the response received under the RTI.

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