Shame! C'garh Police ask martyr's family to return Rs 10,000 ; VK Singh terms it a 'clerical error'

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Raipur, April 15: In a shocking incident, the Chhattisgarh Police has demanded back Rs 10,000 which it gave to the family of a martyred Special Police Officer for his last rites.

Special Police Officer Kishore Pandey was killed in a Naxal attack on May 23, 2011.

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According to media reports, the family said it received the first notice asking for the money on June 08, 2014 and second notice on April 12, 2015.

Reports said that Rs 10,000 was given to Pandey's family from Police welfare fund for his last rites.

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Meanwhile, Union Minister VK Singh has dismissed the report, terming it as a small mistake. Speaking to reporters, he said, "The Congress will blame us for everything. It doesn't mean they're right. There must be some clerical error."

As per the latest reports, Chhattisgarh Police on Wednesday said they were withdrawing the order of recovering the money.

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Superintendent of Police Gariyabad Abhishek Pathak said, "We are taking back the order of recovering the money spent by the government for martyr's last rites."

Some media reports also claim that Chief Minister Raman Singh has ordered that the Superintendent of Police who issued the notice must be dismissed.

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