Slain Inspector's family refuses cheque by Amar Singh

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New Delhi, Oct 6 (UNI) In a major embarrassment to those advocating probe into the September 19 Jamia Nagar encounter in which two terrorists were gunned down and a Delhi Police Inspector was killed, the family of slain Delhi Police inspector M C Sharma has refused to accept the Rs ten lakh cheque offered by Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh saying they were hurt by his remarks.

The refusal comes in the wake of Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh raising doubts over the authencity of the Batla House encounter and seeking a probe into the incident which also saw a Constable getting severely injured in the two-way shootout.

Talking to the media at his Dwarka house, Narottam Sharma, father of late M C Sharma said, ''We are deeply hurt by his remarks on the encounter. If he thinks it was fake, then why did he announce help of Rs 10 lakh to us after my son died in the shootout.'' Denying the transfer rumour, he said, ''My son was very much with the Special Cell and was not transferred to any other department of the Delhi Police as was being claimed by Amar Singh.'' One should refrain from doing politics over such issues, he added.

Amar Singh, during his October 4 (last Saturday, 15 days after the incident) visit to Jamia Nagar, had raised doubts about the police version of the September 19 shootout saying ''When the authorities had decided to transfer Sharma, why was he sent to Jamia Nagar?'' Narottam Sharma also said the family would not accept the Rs ten lakh cheque announced by Amar Singh.

A couple of days back the family had returned the same cheque to the Samajwadi Party after it drew a blank in the bank. The cheque had apparently not been filled correctly.

The SP later responded that it would correct the 'mistake' and reissue the cheque to the family. However, the family has not received any cheques from Singh or his party till now.


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