Shimla Chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal today visited the house of SD Mehta, father of Brigadier RD Mehta, who along with three others was recently killed in the car bomb blast in an attack on Indian Embassy at Kabul.
In his condolence message to the family, the chief minister said that the sacrifice of Brig Mehta would not go waste since he had upheld the rich tradition of the Indian forces. He assured the family all possible help from the state government and announced Rs 3 lakh as ex-gratia grant to the family. The chief minister also named a city road originating at Longwood Chowk near RKMV upto Keleston after Brig. Mehta.
Dhumal also sent his condolences to the bereaved family of Roop Singh of Dhaban village in Mandi Sadar tehsil in district Mandi, who too had been martyred in the above attack at Kabul. He announced a sum of Rs. 1.00 lakh as ex-gratia grant to the family of martyr Roop Singh.