What is the whole matter about the 10-hour custody of the widow of 'Pulwama Sainik' who came to meet Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath?

 Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has entered the election mode. These days he is touring different parts of the state. In this connection, on August 8, Yogi Adityanath had come to honor the Corona Warriors doctors at SNJ Gold Resort located on Fatehabad Road in Agra.

During his program, the widow of local soldier Kaushal Kumar Rawat, who was killed in the Pulwama attack on February 14, 2019, along with her son, reached to meet the Chief Minister with some demands.

The family says that they wanted to put some of their demands in front of the Chief Minister with the complaint of not getting the financial facilities given by the state government to the soldiers who died in the line of duty till now.

The wife and son of the deceased soldier allege that they were stopped by the security personnel about a hundred meters away from the venue of meeting Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and after that they were kept in custody for about ten hours.

The next day i.e. on August 9, Mamta Rawat was found crying incessantly at her house in Kahrai village, 10 km from the district headquarters. She was not in a position to tell anything.

His son Abhishek Rawat said, “We wanted to meet the Chief Minister and tell him that we have not got the land for the memorial yet. Apart from this, we will also get 137 yards of land for building a house and five bighas of land for maintenance. We are also making demands. With these demands, we wanted to meet Yogi ji."

Although there is a provision from the state government to give land to the deceased soldier only to build a memorial, Abhishek Rawat claims about the reasons for asking for five bighas of land and land to build a house, "UP in the Pulwama attack. 12 CRPF soldiers were killed, out of which the families of 11 soldiers have got all this, but we have not got it."

Another family from UP killed in the Pulwama attack from BBC Hindi, who did not wish to be named, said, "Paan bigha zameen ki koi baat hai nahi sab hawa air bo rahe hai, but there was an announcement to build a memorial and park, But it hasn't been done yet." 

Abhishek Kumar Rawat, son of Pulwama attack martyr Kaushal Kumar Rawat

Why was he kept in custody?

There may be some misunderstanding in Paan Bigha Zameen Ki Baat, but this family is more sad that instead of meeting the Chief Minister, they were kept in custody for 10 hours.

Abhishek Rawat, 22, son of the deceased soldier, Kaushal Kumar Rawat, said, “Policemen took us into custody 100 meters away from the venue of the Chief Minister. I was forcibly taken to Hari Parvat police station while my mother was taken as a woman. To the police station Raqabganj."

Abhishek said, "After keeping me there for a few hours, they took me to the Sikandra police station. They kept me there for hours as well. My mother was kept at the Raqabganj women's police station till three o'clock. Then we were brought to the circuit house and a policeman said that Will make you meet the Chief Minister. On our repeated inquiries, it was said that we will introduce you at the airport.

But the family could not even meet the Chief Minister at the airport.

Abhishek says, “We were taken to the airport in police vehicles, but were kept locked in the vehicle along with the police personnel. When the chief minister left around five o’clock, the police kept him in custody for two hours and kept him in the night. Dropped us home at eight o'clock. I felt like we were being treated like criminals."

Agra SSP Muniraj G. Said, "This development is not in our knowledge, it is a matter related to the administrative level. As far as the kin of the martyr's family is concerned in the police station, then on the orders of the SDM posted in the Chief Minister's security on the spot, the policemen implemented Did." 

On 14 February 2019, 40 CRPF personnel were killed in the attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama, including Kaushal Kumar Rawat of Agra.

On February 14, 2019, 40 CRPF personnel were killed in the attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama, including Kaushal Kumar Rawat of Agra. His son Abhishek Rawat said, "My father had joined the 115th battalion of CRPF as a cook in 1992, but he got promotions from time to time and was posted as head constable at the time of the accident."

Abhishek Rawat also told that he had requested Agra District Magistrate Prabhu Narayan Singh and ADM (City) Prabhakant Awasthi to Agra Mayor Naveen Jain and local BJP MLA Hemlata Diwakar to put their demands before the Chief Minister, but He did not get any help from these people. The local BJP MLA could not be contacted as he was out of town.

Opposition is making issue

Opposition leaders have made an issue of not meeting the Chief Minister with the family members of Kaushal Kumar Rawat and being kept in custody for about ten hours. Akhilesh Yadav, the former Chief Minister of the state and President of the Samajwadi Party, has criticized the BJP by tweeting about it.

Last month, on July 2, the family had also tried to meet UP Deputy CM Dr Dinesh Sharma, who came to Agra in the program of District Panchayat President Dr. Manju Bhadauria. The family members allege that even at that time he was returned out of the circuit house.

A day later, on July 3, Agra DM Prabhu Narayan Singh and ADM City Prabhakant Awasthi handed over a check of Rs 65.57 lakh collected from one day's salary of basic teachers to the family. This is a separate amount from the state government with the help of 50 lakhs, which was deposited by the basic teachers of Agra from their one day's salary. There are about ten thousand basic teachers in Agra. The father of another deceased soldier of Purvanchal has said that no such amount will be received.

On the other hand, Abhishek Rawat claims that on July 3, the District Magistrate had directed to fulfill the remaining demands quickly.

What are the demands of the family?

Apart from demanding land for family memorial, house and maintenance, arms license for the wife of the deceased, naming of the crossroads after the deceased, free electricity connection in the house and collected from one day's salary of the employees of the District Development Office Was demanding payment of the amount of help.

According to Abhishek Rawat, "This amount is close to two lakh 70 thousand and the district administration had talked about its payment by July 20, but after July 20, no one is getting nor picking up our phone."

The family wanted to meet Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath regarding these things. At the same time, District Magistrate Prabhu Narayan Singh has said that almost all the demands of the family have been fulfilled.

But Abhishek Rawat says, "The district magistrate is giving false statements in the media, where is my father's memorial built, which intersection has been named, which weapon license we have been given and which electrical connection is installed at our house. Why is the district administration not showing its evidence."

What has the district administration to say?

On this whole matter, Agra Additional District Magistrate Prabhakant Awasthi said, "All the promises made to the martyr's family have been fulfilled. There is still talk of giving space for the martyr's memorial, in that too the district administration is fully engaged. Where those people are saying, there is no land available with the district administration. Another place is being selected for the memorial site, the memorial will be built soon. Don't even have that much land."


Prabhakant Awasthi said that on the death of a soldier in the line of duty, there is a provision of Rs 50 lakh, memorial and a job to a member of the family of the deceased from the state government, which is why some of the demands of the family are not as per the rules. Huh.

How is the financial condition of the family?

Abhishek told that after the passing of his father, the responsibility of his entire family including 70-year-old grandmother Sudha Rawat rests on the shoulders of his 44-year-old mother. The family has received money amounting to more than one crore rupees from different items in honour of the deceased soldier. Abhishek Rawat said, "The financial help that we have received is going on with our studies. I am studying medicine from Russia and younger brother Vikas Rawat is taking pilot training in South Africa."

At the same time, 27-year-old Apoorva Rawat, the eldest daughter of the family, has started a job as a pilot in Indigo Airlines three months ago. This is the reason why the family does not talk about the demand for job of a member of the family in its demands because there is a provision of fourth class job for the dependents.


After this, the family of the deceased soldier sat on a dharna on the same day under the statue built in front of their house. Then BJP's local MLA Hemlata Diwakar, after talking to the Deputy CM on the phone, was assured that he would soon be given land and money for one day's salary given by basic teachers. The family had ended the dharna on the assurance received over the phone from the Deputy CM.