Bihar govt's compensation cheque for Sukma martyr bounces

10 May 2017 | By Gaurav Jeyaraman
Of insults, martyrs and politicians!

A cheque issued by the Bihar government to the family of one of the CRPF martyrs from the Sukma attack has bounced.

This is the second insult to martyrs from the state, after state government officials failed to turn up at the wreath-laying ceremony of 6 martyrs from the state.

CRPF jawan Ranjeet Kumar's wife deposited the cheque which HDFC bank refused to honour.

In context: Of insults, martyrs and politicians!

Sukma attackMaoists kill 25 CRPF jawans

On 24 April, a CRPF convoy which was assigned for road-construction security duties in Sukma was ambushed by 300-400 armed Maoists.

25 jawans lost their lives in the attack, which was described as one of the deadliest in recent months. The Centre has decided to deploy CoBRA commandos to neutralize Maoists in the region.

But do our politicians have complete disregard for the martyrs?

More insultNitish Kumar halts martyr's convoy to pass

After not having come to the airport to pay respects to the martyrs' bodies that had arrived at Patna airport, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar also allegedly halted the convoy ferrying the bodies from Patna airport, as he was travelling along the same route.

The allegations were made by Union Minister Ram Kripal Yadav.

The incident took place near Patel roundabout in Patna.

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10 May 2017Bihar govt's compensation cheque for Sukma martyr bounces

The cheque bounce issue

DetailsThe cheque bounce issue

The cheque in question was one of HDFC bank from their Sheikhpura Branch.

When the cheque was sent for clearing to Noida, the Noida office found a mismatch in the signatures of the cheque.

Officials said that this was because the signature in the Noida office was of previous Sheikhpura DM, Chandrashekhar Singh instead of incumbent DM Dinesh Kumar.

Sheikhpura DM says problem rectified

Dinesh Kumar, DM of Sheikhpura said "There was some error regarding signature. We have called the HDFC representatives and sorted out the problem. Now, whenever Savita Devi deposits her cheque, it will be honored."