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'Police threatened to dispose of bust if we do not remove it': Brother of Galwan martyr

News Agencies | Updated on: 1 March 2023, 10:12 IST
Nand Kishore, brother of Galwahn martyr Jai Kishore (ANI)

Vaishali (Bihar): The brother of Galwan Valley martyr Jai Kishore has alleged that the Bihar Police ordered them to remove a memorial that they built for the fallen jawan, in Vaishali, failing which they will "dispose it in the waters".

The claim comes a day after the kin of the jawan, who was among the 20 Indian soldiers who lost their lives in the clash with Chinese PLA troops in the Galwan Valley in 2020, alleged that his father was thrashed and arrested by the police for building a memorial for his son on government land at Jandaha in Bihar's Vaishali.

The police claimed that the memorial was built on land owned by someone else, amounting to encroachment.

"I don't have any idea why they arrested my father or why an FIR was filed against him. All the information that has come out in the public domain in the matter is fabricated. This memorial was built following due process. The DSP ordered us to remove the memorial, threatening to dispose it in the waters if we do not comply," Nand Kishore, brother of the slain jawan Jai Kishore, told ANI on Tuesday.

Manju Devi, the mother of the fallen soldier, told ANI that the police manhandled her husband and gave no information on the legal action taken against him. She added the police "threatened" the family with consequences if they do not remove the memorial.

First published: 1 March 2023, 10:12 IST