The family of the injured Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Jawan, Sher Mohammed refused to meet the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Leader Vimla Solanki.
Vimla Solanki, the MLA from the Sikandrabad assembly segment, visited Sher Mohammed’s village, Chandpura, at around 9pm yesterday, with a group of people who were bursting firecrackers. The family in turn, forced the MLA to turn back, as he arrived at the family’s doorstep with an entourage, and made a spectacle with music and fireworks.
The CRPF Jawan, who is undergoing treatment at Raipur hospital, was injured in the naxal attack in Sukma on April 24. The mother of the injured jawan, said, “India is still trying to get over the grief of losing 25 soldiers in Sukma, but he (Solanki) has the gall to meet me at my home with an entourage. This is just shameful.” However, the MLA later apologized for his mistake.
As many as 25 CRPF personnel were killed and five others were injured in the encounter with naxals. The attack took place on personnel of the CRPF’s 74th Battalion as they were assisting the local population in road building and clearing activity in the district.