HC steps in as NSG man hurt in Pathankot is yet to get help | India News – Times of India


HYDERABAD: The Telangana HC on Thursday directed the state government to immediately sanction financial assistance to a former NSG commando who was badly injured in the 2016 Pathankot airbase terror attack so that he can construct a house. The state government assured in October 2018 that it would construct a house for the commando, Kanagala Sriramulu, free of cost after allotting a 300 square yard plot on the outskirts of Hyderabad.
Nearly three years after the government’s promise, the matter went into cold storage. Coming down heavily on the government, a bench of Chief Justice Hima Kohli and Justice B Vijaysen Reddy on Thursday directed the finance secretary to either sanction the fund or appear before the court while hearing a PIL. Last month when the case was heard, the judges had asked the state government to inform whether any decision was taken.
Sriramulu defused three live bombs during a terror attack on Indian Air Force base at Pathankot in Punjab on January 2, 2016, and saved several lives but was rendered severely injured when the fourth one exploded on him in the process. He was unable to walk, talk freely or perform anything on his own. The PIL was taken up by the court four years ago after learning about the plight of Sriramulu through media reports.

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