Shaurya Chakra winner slams police for removing security
Shaurya Chakra winner Bibi Amrik Kaur has threatened to move the high court if her security cover was not restored. The Punjab government had removed her security cover three months ago. She added that the police would be responsible if any mishap takes place.Updated: Aug 06, 2013 20:44 IST
Shaurya Chakra winner Bibi Amrik Kaur has threatened to move the high court if her security cover was not restored. The Punjab government had removed her security cover three months ago. She added that the police would be responsible if any mishap takes place.
She said she tried to approach Punjab DGP Sumedh Saini regarding her security cover many a time, but she did not succeed in meeting the DGP.
"I will challenge the decision in the high court. No male person is alive in my house and I am residing along with another woman at my residence in Amarkot village. There is threat to my safety," she added.
Amrik Kaur, once known as the "lioness of the border areas", used to engage militants in night-long encounters during the peak of militancy in Punjab.
Though she lost her husband Shahbeg Singh and domestic help Mukhtyar Singh in one of such encounters, she refused to give up her fight against anti-national and anti-social elements.
In recognition of her brave fight against terrorism, she was awarded the Shaurya Chakra in 1995. She claimed to have killed 18 militants in various encounters.
Following a communiqué sent by the ADG (security), Punjab, which was circulated to all district police chiefs, stating that security given to various persons should be withdrawn or reduced, the Tarn Taran police removed security cover of Kaur.
Tarn Taran SP D Harvinder Singh said the decision of withdrawing the security of Amrik Kaur was from the ADG (security), which was forwarded to him. It was a regular security review exercise," he said.
First Published: Aug 06, 2013 20:42 IST