Police demands back money given for Martyr’s last rites

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Raipur: The Chattishgarh Police on Wednesday withdrew the order to the family members of a Special Police Officer to return money given to the family for his last rites.

There were huge reactions in the media after it was reported that the Chattishgarh police has demanded Rs 10,000 back from the family of Special Police Officer Kishore Pandey.

In a shocking incident Chattishgarh Police had sent two notices to the family of Pandey in this regard. Firstly on June 8, 2014 and the secondly, on April 12 2015. The money was given from a welfare fund for the last rites of Pandey who was killed in a Naxal attack in Chattishgarh on May 23, 2011.

Reacting to the incident, former Army Chief and Minister of State for External affairs V.K. Singh said that it could be a clerical mistake whereas Congress spokesperson Abisheak manu Singhvi called the incident as “something unbelievable”. He added that the state government must strongest, promptest action. The incident was also condemned by Chattishgarh Pradesh Congress Committee.

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