Martyrs' uniforms in garbage: Hospital authorities or cops may be at fault, says CRPF
The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Thursday informed that a DIG-level departmental enquiry would be carried out into the recovery from a garbage dump the blood-stained uniforms of CRPF personnel who were killed in Sukma Naxal attack.
New Delhi: The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Thursday informed that a DIG-level departmental enquiry would be carried out into the recovery from a garbage dump the blood-stained uniforms of CRPF personnel who were killed in Sukma Naxal attack.
CRPF spokesperson BC Khanduri said, "A DIG level departmental inquiry will be done by the CRPF to probe the dumping of uniforms of our martyrs."
When asked regarding who the defaulters could be, he said, "There are several agencies, including hospital, police and the CRPF... Action will be taken if any of these agencies is found guilty."
Khanduri, however, said the hospital authorities might be guilty as the bodies of the killed troopers were kept there.
The CRPF official did not rule out the responsibility of police as they were investigating the case.
"Without taking permission from local police, no one can handle the belongings of the slain troopers," Khanduri said.
He also suspected the role of a CRPF official who was deputed at the hospital where the bodies were kept.
The Congress party, meanwhile, targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and demanded the resignation of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh over the matter.
Terming the incident "very shameful" and putting it down to the "full failure" of the state government, Congress spokesperson Shobha Oza reminded Modi of his Lok Sabha poll slogan that he will not allow the country's image to take a beating.
"Did the Prime Minister want to give this kind of respect to the jawans?" she asked while showing photographs related to the row. She also alleged that dogs were found touching the belongings of the slain personnel.
Wondering whether the prime minister would allow such a chief minister to continue in office, Oza asked as to what the state government had been doing that such an episode had occurred in Chhattisgarh.
"(Congress wonders) whether the prime minister should not take the resignation of the Chhattisgarh chief minister, whose role has come under attack many times... The chief minister should resign for the shameful incident," she said.
Chhattisgarh government has ordered a magisterial probe into the recovery from a garbage dump at a hospital of the blood-stained uniforms and shoes of CRPF personnel who were killed in a Naxal attack in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh.
With Agency Inputs