Condemning the act of asking bribes to the mother of Captain Devashish Sharma, martyr of the Punjab Battalion, Congress MLA Randeep S Surjewala said that the act was shamelessly unpardonable. He alleged that the Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Chauhan was shedding crocodile tears and the BJP must stop the chest thumping and start acting to ensure justice and take proper actions against the police. Earlier, Nirmala Sharma, Late Capt. Sharma’s mother had 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.
Earlier today, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Bhupendra Singh visited Nirmala Sharm’s residence and assured the Sharma family of re-investigating the case. 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.