New Delhi: In a big embarassment for Bihar government, the cheque of Rs 5 lakh issued by them to the kin of Sukma attack martyr Ranjit Kumar, who hailed from Sheikhpura district has bounced. Ranjit was one of the six CRPF troopers from Bihar who were killed in the ambush by Maoists in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh.
According to the reports of CNN-News 18, after 5 days of depositing cheque, bank authorities called the family members and said that the account has no sufficient balance in it.Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has announced a compensation of Rs. 5 lakh each for the families of the deceased CRPF troopers.
Earlier, family members of CRPF trooper Abhay Kumar, who was killed in the Maoist attack refused to accept the cheque of Rs. 5 lakh as compensation announced by the state government. Talking to leading news agency IANS, a close relative of Abhay Kumar had said,”We have refused to accept the cheque of Rs. 5 lakh as compensation announced by the Bihar government. Is this amount an honour or humiliation for someone who sacrificed his life fighting against enemy of the country.”
On April 24, 25 jawans of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were killed in an encounter with the Naxal militants in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh. The deceased jawans were members of the 74th battalion of CRPF. One among the deceased was also an Inspector-rank officer. Apart from 26 CRPF personnel being killed, nearly 10 jawans are critically injured, as per reports.