Widows of Haryana cops killed during duty running from pillar to post to get the promised compensations
In Haryana a Dalit widow of a cop, who was crushed to death by liquor mafia during those days when liquor was prohibited in the state, is running from pillar to post to get the promised relief by the state government.
Kalawati Devi's misery was main focus of Haryana
Association's convention held at Rohtak, home town of state's Chief
Minister, Bhupinder Hooda. This Citizen Journalist
who was invited to speak at the convention urged the CM to give Rs. One Crore compensation
to the widow on the pattern of Delhi
where chief minister Arvind
Kejriwal had given Rs One Crore to a widow of a cop killed by liquor
mafia. The crowd present during the event repeatedly endorsed the
demand for Kalawati's help.
At the time of killing of Kalawati Devi's husband Bhim Singh she
was told that a job could not be given to her as she was
educationally unqualified while assuring her that her son would be
accommodated once, he attains requisite age and educational
qualifications. However after sixteen years she could not get job for
her MBA son on flimsy ground of change of policy.
Dilawar Singh, President of Association also endorsed the demand
adding that the families of all those cops killed during duty should
be adequately compensated besides giving job to one member of the
While mentioning another case similar to Kalawati Devi, Dilawar
Singh regretted that Haryana Govt. has so far not provided job to
Vishal Kumar, son of a head constable Raj Singh, who was killed while
chasing a gangster in Rohtak almost a decade back. It is said that
Kumar's case was ordered to be kept pending till the time he necomes
major in age.
During the convention Raj Singh's wife Mukesh, with a tearful eyes
said that she had Chief Minister Hooda as well as the top cops on
several occasions, but nobody is helping her and his son.
During the convention the police personnel also demanded pay
scales on Punjab pattern, restoration of pension facilities and
implementation of Dharmvir Commission's report.