Slain Delhi inspector’s family refuses cheque from Amar Singh

October 6th, 2008 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) The family of slain Delhi Police inspector M.C. Sharma Monday said they were hurt by the remarks of Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh on the police shootout in Jamia Nagar and would not accept a cheque of Rs.1 million from him.“We are deeply hurt by his remarks on the encounter. If he thinks it was fake, then why did he announce help of Rs.1 million to us after my son died in the shootout,” Narottam Sharma, the father of the slain police officer, told reporters at his Dwarka house in southwest Delhi.

“My son was very much with the special cell and was not transferred to any other department of Delhi Police as claimed by Amar Singh. One should refrain from doing politics over the issue,” Narottam Sharma said.

Singh, while visiting Jamia Nagar last Saturday, had raised doubts about the police version of the Sep 19 shootout and said: “When the authorities had decided to transfer Sharma, why was he sent to Jamia Nagar?”

Besides M.C. Sharma, two suspected terrorists who were linked by police to the Sep 13 Delhi serial blasts, were killed in the Jamia Nagar shootout but doubts have been raised about the genuineness of the encounter.

Narottam Sharma said the family would not accept the cheque of Rs.1 million that was announced by Singh. A couple of days ago, 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.

But the party then said it would correct the mistake and reissue the cheque to the family. So far, however, the family has not received any more cheques from Singh or his party.

Reacting to Singh’s remarks, Delhi Police too has clarified that Sharma had not been transferred to any other department.

“Sharma was not transferred from the Special Cell. He had gone to Jamia Nagar in his capacity as a Special Cell inspector,” Delhi Police spokesman Rajan Bhagat said.

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