The Hush Post | 5:33 pm | One-minute read |
Remember Bollywood director Tigmanshu Dhulia’s 2012 blockbuster Paan Singh Tomar? The story was about, Tomar, a soldier in the Army who later became a rebel following a land feud in the 20th Century. Now another soldier has threatened to follow suit.
CRPF Jawan Pramod Kumar has threatened to follow in the footsteps of Paan Singh Tomar in protest against government inaction over his farm land dispute.
Pramod Kumar is currently posted as a constable with the 74th battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in naxal-hit Sukma district in Chattisgarh. He has posted a video on social media alleging the authorities in his native Hathras in Uttar Pradesh were “not taking action” in the dispute.
The CRPF jawan has alleged that his uncles have encroached upon his farm land at his native place and have threatened to kill his family members. Pramod claims that despite knowing everything, Hathras police are allegedly doing nothing and supporting his uncles “who wields political influence”.
“I am a solider of the nation, I don’t want to take any wrong step. But when I can sacrifice my life for the country, then for my brothers, I can also become Paan Singh Tomar,” he said.
As the video went viral on social media on Monday, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel directed Sukma district collector to speak to his counterpart in UP over the issue.
Collector Chandan Kumar told news agency PTI that his Hathras counterpart has assured to extend all possible help.