Flyover named after Mohan Chand SharmaSeptember 24th, 2008 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Family of inspector Mohan Chand Sharma who died fighting militants last week would receive a sum of nearly Rs.3 million from Delhi Police. In addition, the civic agency has named a city flyover after him.Delhi Police have also offered Sharma’s wife a job in the department.
“Ex-gratia payment of Rs.1.5 million would be given to the family apart from other monetary benefits,” said Delhi Police spokesman Rajan Bhagat.
Police officials say that more security would be provided to the family after assessing threat perception to them.
Sharma’s family would receive Rs.300,000 each from Delhi Police Welfare scheme and under the central scheme for victims of terrorists/militants, Rs.267,000 as death-cum- retirement gratuity equal to his last one-year salary. And Rs.200,000 from UTI scheme for holding salary account.
Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) too declared a sum of Rs.500,000 for the family apart from naming a city flyover after him.
“The MCD will present Rs.500,000 as a token of respect to the family of Inspector Sharma,” said Delhi Mayor Aarti Mehra.
The under-construction Pankha Road-Dabri crossing flyover (in west Delhi) will also be named after him so that coming generations would get inspirations from his brave act,” Mehra told reporters.
Sharma, 44, suffered three bullets when he went to capture five suspected terrorists hiding in south Delhi’s Batla House Sep 19. He later succumbed to the injuries in a hospital. Old parents, two children and wife survive him.
He had joined Delhi Police as a sub-inspector in 1989 and soon proved himself to be a cop with a nose to the ground. Sharma was given an out-of-turn promotion and made inspector in 1995. He was awarded the president’s medal seven times.
Earlier, the Delhi government had announced Rs.1 million, and the Uttarakhand and Madhya Pradesh governments have announced Rs.500,000 each. Two private sector companies have also given a sum of Rs.1.1 million.
The police say many more companies are coming forward to provide monetary support to the family.