The mother of a martyred Army Captain has accused Shahpur police in Madhya Pradesh of demanding a bribe in its effort to search bravery medals of her son which were stolen in 2014.
As per IANS, Nirmala Sharma’s son Captain Devashish Sharma was killed on December 10, 1994, during Operation Rakshak. He was posthumously awarded Kirti Chakra by the Centre and also bravery award by the Jammu and Kashmir government.
Medals had reportedly gone missing during a theft at their house on October 21, 2014. A report was lodged in Shahpura police station regarding the same. Nirmala Sharma has accused that some police officials asking for money in return of tracing to tracing stolen medals, which she rejected.
State Home Minister Bhupendra Singh visited Nirmala Sharma’s house and assured them of a re-investigation in the case a CNN-News 19 report has said.
Speaking to media persons Nirmala Sharma said she doesn’t expect to get original medals, but will be grateful to the government if it can provide at least replicas of the same, which will at least keep the honour of her son intact.
She has been invited to an event which will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in which she plans to tell the PM about the issue if she gets a chance to meet him, the channel further quoted her as saying.