Special Correspondent

ONGOLE: Minister for Mines Balineni Srinivasa Reddy visited the family members of Wesley, Chief Security Officer to Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, who was among those killed in the helicopter crash in Nallamala on September 2, and expressed his condolences to them.

He extolled the services of Wesley and promised the family all help from the government. He said that the Cabinet had agreed to recruit Ms. Kanti Wesley into Group I services and she would be posted as Revenue Divisional Officer at a place of her choice soon. The Minister told Ms. Kanti Wesley that she would continue to get the salary her husband would have drawn till his normal retirement.

Ongole MP Magunta Srinivasulu Reddy also met the family members and expressed his condolences.

Later, the Minister laid foundation stone for installing the statue of Rajasekhara Reddy on the premises of Super bazar here.