PATNA: The arrest of the father of soldier Jai Kishore, who was killed in the Galvan Valley conflict between India and China, has sparked an inquiry by the Bihar Police. The Vaishali police arrested Mr. Raj Kapoor Singh, accusing him of encroachment and other charges in Village-Kajri Buzurg, Police Station- Jandaha, District- Vaishali.
The Bihar government has taken note of the situation and has ordered an investigation into the matter. “The Director General of Police has taken a serious view of the matter being published in some media channels during the arrest of the martyred soldier’s father in the Galwan Valley incident,” a statement from the Bihar Police said.
गलवान घाटी की घटना में जान गंवाने वाले सैनिक के पिता की गिरफ्तारी मामले को बिहार के पुलिस महानिदेशक द्वारा गंभीरता से लेते हुए एक टीम गठित कर जांच के निर्देश दिए गए हैं। इस मामले में यदि कोई पुलिस पदाधिकारी या फिर कर्मी दोषी पाया जाएगा तो उसके खिलाफ कार्रवाई होगी: बिहार पुलिस pic.twitter.com/8nkvBIZdlf— ANI_HindiNews (@AHindinews) March 1, 2023
The statement added that a special team of the weaker section will investigate the incident and submit its report. If any police officer or personnel is found guilty, disciplinary action will be taken against them.
#CORRECTION | Bihar | Family members of Jai Kishore Singh, who lost his life in the 2020* Galwan Valley clash, allege that Singh's father was thrashed and later arrested by police for building a memorial for his son on govt land in Vaishali's Jandaha. https://t.co/pjeDLCR7ZI pic.twitter.com/QyunOez92t— ANI (@ANI) February 28, 2023
Earlier, Nand Kishore, the brother of the deceased soldier, revealed that the Bihar Police had asked him to remove the memorial he had built for his brother. Nand Kishore claimed that his father had built the memorial on government land in Jandaha’s Vaishali district to honor his son’s memory.
Bihar: Wreath laying ceremony of Havaldar Sunil Kumar, Sepoy Chandan Kumar, Sepoy Kundan Kumar, Sepoy Aman Kumar, Sepoy Jai Kishor Singh who lost their lives in #GalwanValley, being performed in Patna. CM Nitish Kumar also paid tribute. pic.twitter.com/oUDBdbEuzS— ANI (@ANI) June 18, 2020
The police, on the other hand, stated that the monument was built on someone else’s land and was a case of forcible possession. However, Nand Kishore has denied these allegations and expressed his confusion over the arrest of his father. He claims that the DSP had asked them to remove the memorial, and they were threatened with arrest if they didn’t comply.
Soldier Jai Kishore’s death in the Galvan Valley conflict in 2020 had stirred the nation. The Bihar Police’s action against his father has raised concerns and demands for justice across the country.