CHHATTISGARH: In a disconcerting incident, the family of a martyr Special Police Officer Kishore Pandey was asked to return Rs 10,000 provided for his last rites in 2011.
Kishore Pandey died in Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh and his family was provided with Rs 10,000 for his last rites.
However, the insensitive order has been now withdrawn by the government. “We are taking back the order of recovering the money spent by the government for martyr's last rites,” said Abhishek Pathak, Superintendent of Police Gariyabad.
Martyr's family was humiliated as Raman Singh government demanded the repayment of last rites expenses. The family claimed that Chhattisgarh police asked to repay Rs. 10,000.
The family of the deceased received the first notice on June 08, 2014, followed by another notice on April 12, 2015 regarding the repayment.
Meanwhile, Union Minister VK Singh has mocked media once again when asked about martyr's insult, saying “Run a campaign, I can't do anything about it.”