New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has given orders to Punjab government to pay compensation to the families of victims who were killed during the peak of terrorism in Punjab. It also asked the state government to give a relief of Rs. 27.94 crore to the families of 1,513 victims of extra-judicial killings.

The order came after the NHRC completed the investigation. However, the Supreme Court had said that whatever compensation NHRC decides it would be acceptable for the government as well as the kin’s of the victims.

Commission has ordered paying ex-gratia amount for those victim’s families whose bodies have been identified. So far, 1513 dead bodies have been recognized in Amritsar, Majitha and Taran Taran districts of Punjab.

In the year 1984-1994, many people went missing out of which few were illegally killed. So far police buried as many as 2097 dead bodies. Later on, the Supreme Court handed over the case to NHRC.