Nirmala Sharma, mother of Captain Devashish Sharma, martyr of the Punjab Battalion, on Friday accused the Shahpur police in Madhya Pradesh of demanding bribes. Nirmala Sharma said that the police demanded a bribe in order to make any sort of efforts to locate the bravery medals won by the former Captain, that were stolen in 2014. Nirmala Sharma, who is a resident of Shahapura in Bhopal told reporters that Captain Sharma was killed on December 10, 1994, during Operation Rakshak.
Captain Sharma has posthumously awarded with the Kirti Chakra by the Indian government and another bravery award by the government of Jammu and Kashmir. the media had been stolen during at the Sharma residence on October 21, 2014. A FIR had been launched in the Shahapur police station regarding the matter. Nirmala Sharma told reporters that the medals have not been found yet as she refused to provide bribe to certain police officials. Meanwhile, Bhopal’s Superintendent of Police, Anshuman Singh informed that the police had not received any complaints in this matter and that they heard about the issue for the first time through the media.
Earlier today, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Bhupendra Singh visited Nirmala Sharm’s residence and assured the Sharma family of re-investigating the case. Nirmala Sharma told CNN- News18 she has been invited to an event, that is to be attended by PM Narendra Modi. She said that she would tell her woes to the Prime Minister if she meets him. Nirmala Sharma urged the police and the administration by saying that her son won’t come back, but the least that can be done is to return his honour.