New Delhi, June 19 -- Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia announced on Saturday the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led government will provide an ex-gratia of Rs.1 crore to the families of six security forces personnel who lost their lives in the line of duty. Of these, three belonged to the Indian Air Force (IAF), two were Delhi Police personnel and one was a part of the civil defence.

"Although loss of a soldier is irreparable, the Kejriwal government after coming to power launched the scheme to provide ex gratia to families of such personnel so it could become a source for them to live with dignity," Sisodia said while addressing a press briefing, according to news agency PTI.

The Delhi deputy chief minister then went on to announce th...