KD NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Jan 4: In a joint appeal to the governor Satyapal Malik who also happens to be the chancellor of Jammu University, civil society members including legal professionals and civil rights activists have demanded his immediate intervention in disbursement of insurance claim to the family of deceased Abhishek Kohli, a law student who met with a road accident in 2017.
According to a statement issued here, as per university norms, every student at the time of his/her admission the university is given an insurance cover of Rs. 2, 80000 at a premium of Rs. 100 for accidental death and total disablement.
This premium amount was also paid by Abhishek Kohli when he had taken admission in the university in Aug 2017 but unfortunately his parents did not get the insurance claim for over a year now due to the negligence of some university officials who not only misguided Rajesh Kohli father of the deceased student but allegedly also demanded bribe for disbursement of the insurance claim.
It is pertinent to mention here that Rajesh Kohli is also partially disabled. The appeal seeking justice for deceased student is endorsed by RTI Activists Raman Sharma, Deepak Sharma, Dewaker Sharma and Hunar Gupta advocates of the J and K High Court, Munish Sharma and Harasis Singh of the save my Tawi Campaign, Balvider Singh Convener of Sangarsh RTI Movement and Parveen Sharma an educationist and Chairman of Public Opinion Forum, they also demanded immediate arrest of the driver who had killed Abhishek Kohli in 2017 in road accident.