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OROP activist arrested for alleged financial irregularities, Cong slams Modi Govt


Gurgaon, Mar 11: In what could trigger fresh face-off between government and veterans protesting over OROP, an ex-Indian Air Force officer and a prominent face of One Rank One Pension campaign has been arrested by Gurgaon Police for alleged financial irregularities.

As per a NDTV report, the retired IAF officer, Wing Commander CK Sharma, has been arrested for irregularities in connection with an organisation for veterans and their widows.

File photo. Army veterans protesting for OROP at Jantar Mantar.

Sharma, is a treasurer of the Indian Ex-Servicemen Movement or IESM, will be produced in the court on Friday.

The veteran's daughter Nisha Sharma took to her Facebook post and said: "My father Wing Commander CK Sharma (Retd) has been very active in OROP fight... 5 police men just half hour ago barged into parents house, threw his phone away and physically picked him and carried him away (sic)."

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Lieutenant General Raj Kadian (Retd), also a prominent face in the OROP movement, was quoted by NDTV that Sharma's arrest was made following his complaint to the police and court in 2013 and 2015.

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Meanwhile, Congress leader Digvijay Singh has termed Sharma's arrest as witch-hunting by Modi Government.

The former MP CM tweeted, "Big mistake: Instead of Mallaya, they arrested Wg Cdr CK Sharma #OropWar. Look Out notice for Gen Satbir Singh. Shame on Modi Govt."

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