May 15, 2017 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Deoria: As per media reports actions of district administration of Deoria disturbed the family members of a BSF constable Prem Sagar who was killed in Jammu and Kashmir on 1 May, 2017. The administration had reportedly installed an airconditioner and put up a sofa and carpet before the visit of Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath. The ‘facilities’ were removed from the said house soon after the Hindutva leader left the place.
The slain soldier’s kin said that they were taken aback when authorities removed the window air conditioner, sofa and carpet soon after the chief minister left their place, reads a quote from a report published upon NDTV’s website.
“Officials took away the carpet, sofa and AC soon after Adityanath left our residence. Within 15 to 30 minutes of his departure, everything was gone,” Dayasagar, brother of the dead BSF trooper said in his statement to the media.
It was reported by the media that Deoria administration had installed an air-conditioner, and put up a sofa and a carpet in the room where the chief minister was to meet the family. A day before the chief minister’s visit, dusty roads in the village were cleaned and drains which always used to remain open were covered as well.
Prem Sagar’s family had refused to perform his last rites, insisting that the chief minister visit them. They agreed to cremate his body only after the chief minister spoke to them, reported Firstpoint.
Media sources further reported as saying that during the meeting with the family of Prem Sagar, the Chief Minister handed over a cheque of Rs four lakh and a fixed deposit of Rs two lakh to the widow of the deceased soldier. Earlier, Agriculture Minister Surya Pratap Shahi had extended a financial assistance of Rs 20 lakh to the family.
Furthermore, the family demanded a a gas agency for itself, on which the CM Yogi said that a recommendation would be sent to the Central government in this subject.