The incident took place in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, where family members of late Captain Devashish Sharma found that their son’s Kirti Chakra and Virata Chakra medals were stolen in a recent robbery.They immediately informed the police and lodged a FIR to get the robbery investigated.
But according to Captain Devashish’s mother Nirmala Devi Sharma, instead of helping the family, the police asked them for a “bribe” to investigate the matter or drop the case altogether.The family was left appalled by police’s behavior and didn’t know what to do.
“My son won’t come back, at least return his honour.” – Nirmala Devi Sharma, Mother of Captain Sharma.It was at that time that media house CNN-Network 18 took up the matter and broadcasted her plight on their news channel. Soon after the appalling incident was flagged off by the media, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Bhupendra Singh immediately took up the matter up and visited Captain Sharma’s house.
Martyr medal stolen case: MP Home Minister Bhupendra Singh meets martyr Devashish Sharma’s mother in Bhopal. pic.twitter.com/Dz4YJA1yOd
— ANI (@ANI_news) October 14, 2016
There he assured the family that their case would be a investigated and police would look into the stolen medals case.Madhya Pradesh CM meanwhile has said that the guilty officials would be suspended.
We will suspend the officials who have asked for bribe from the mother of martyr Devashish Sharma: MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan pic.twitter.com/3KOSPlVD9r— ANI (@ANI_news) October 14, 2016
The police are yet to give any update on the matter.
Forget about original, all I want is duplicate medals. I will be really thankful to govt if they help me: Nirmala Sharma (Martyr’s mother) pic.twitter.com/paWVVwuf3y— ANI (@ANI_news) October 14, 2016