A SOLDIER’S APPEAL FOR JUSTICE

“They protect the borders , but who protects their loved ones ?”

          On the fateful day of 22 Mar 2008 , Capt Rashika took an oath to serve her country with all her sincerity and dedication , against internal and external aggression , even to the peril of her life and was granted The President of India’s commission in the Indian Army. A year later , Major Sushil Chikkara took the same oath of dedicating himself to the service of his country . As luck would have it , they met each other a few yrs later and  got married serendipitously  .  Life seemed perfect for the newly married couple and they wouldn’t have imagined even in their worst nightmares that both of them would be fighting the system by writing to the highest authority and office in the country, as a last resort to demand justice not only by virtue of being loyal servants of the Union of India, but more importantly as ordinary citizens of the country.

          Is there no one to protect the nation’s protectors?   Major Sushil joined the Indian Army before he could even vote or apply for a driver’s license .Being a sportsman par excellence ( setting multiple records in basketball, athletics, cross-country during his training days in NDA & IMA), Army was the natural choice for the tall and athletic Jat teenager from Sonepat . He excelled in sports and all other fields in the Army and was immensely liked by his peers owing to his warmth , humility and cheerful disposition. He has been serving in the Army for over 10 yrs now (including voluntary tenures at Siachen glacier and NSG) and gets to visit his home about 2-3 times in a year.

          But on 12 May , his entire world came crashing down when he received the tragic news that his father and brother had been shot dead at point blank range by a guy named Ajay chikkara aka Kannu and his group of hoodlums from the same village owing to political rivalries.A double cold-blooded murder in broad daylight .The murderers were no amateurs, as they had committed a similar crime a couple of days back and had threatened Sushil’s family too before carrying out the dastardly act. I also want to bring to your notice that this murder didn’t happen out of the blue. They had threatened the deceased before carrying out the crime and the same was reported by Maj Chikkara to  SP,Sonepat but he took no pre-emptive action . This lackadaisical attitude of the police is partly responsible for the unbearable loss suffered by the family. Sushil is understandably shocked by the turn of events. And since this is not a soldier’s battlefield (the border ) , he is relying on the police authorities concerned to nab the miscreants and deliver swift justice . They are on the run since committing the heinous crime  and yet to be located by the police , a week  after the crime!

          While Maj Sushil is trying his best to be a pillar of strength for his family , even though he’s himself devastated , Capt Rashika been running from pillar to post knocking every known door in the hope of finding justice. During the last five days, they’ve approached  CM ,Haryana , the aforementioned SP , Sonepat and various other officials without resulting in any fruitful action. Life has come to a full stop for the family and become a daily routine of trying everything within their power to find a way to knock the police authorities out of their idyllic mindset and show some concrete results. Soldiers are trained to fight on the battlefield and the civvy street isn’t teir domain. But tell me, will any soldier be able to do justice to his duty if he isn’t sure that his kith and kin back home will be taken care of by the system.

          If our Police force is so defunct that they can’t nab an ordinary criminal even after five days, then I shudder to think what will happen if they are told to find trained terrorists. In the Army , we have a system of command and control , responsibility and accountability at every level. But seeing the police action moving at a snail’s pace in this case, I think , either there is no such system in the police, or they are least bothered about doing there job and only act when under pressure. I’m sure you would recall  how one of the state’s  police force did a brilliant operation to capture the wandering buffaloes of a politician in record time. How I wish they showed that urgency while trying to catch the murderers of a soldier’s father and brother.

           Physically tired, mentally exhausted and totally exasperated by this entire series of events ,the couple demandsthat the police and concerned authorities  take all necessary measures and go out of their way to nab the criminals . A soldier goes into battlefield leaving behind his family at home with the confidence that some law and order prevails back home to guard his loved ones . If he’s ready to give his all for the country , the least the civil administration can do to reciprocate his selfless service is ensure protection and justice to the ones he leaves behind.

“All soldiers who serve their country and put their lives at risk need to know that if something happens to them, their families will be well taken care of. “

 

 

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32 thoughts on “A SOLDIER’S APPEAL FOR JUSTICE

    1. seriously . They shud help u all. We request to higher authorities. now Mr modi shud tell us can he dl sumthing in this?

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  1. I wud humbly request haryana police (police officers at sonipat ) to please Nab the culprit and earn some respect to the police force… Please, Maj Sushil is more of a brother to many of us..
    I hope the msg reachs to the concerned

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  2. Its bound to be a political murder with ruling party’s henchmen invoved.PMO has issued a large numbers of moboles for ppl to address their grievances.should explore that remedy.
    secondly the Army high ups should take suo moto action at their end.incidently the CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF is frm Haryana itself. he should step in to get justice.or even Gen.V.k singh a min.in center who hais frm.Haryana should put his weight and do some thing.

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  3. What should I say? I am speechless. Haryana Police do you hear the loud voice of very few number of soldiers. It will highly be increased, if you failed to nab the culprits. So, be strong, come out from political pressure, if any and catch the muederers with our any further delay.

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  4. Shame on govt of hariyana
    …..cant say anything for police…..they r shameless…..now I feel bad for wasting my vote.which I gave too bjp…and also motivated many to vote for…..they too r like other parties….

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  5. This is unacceptable and should be dealt with very harshly I. E exemplary action should be taken to repose the faith in the system by the highest possible person. Or else we should be given an chance to help the so efficient civil administration as incase of natural calamities and other times. Miles author should exercise their moral right to ensure safety n well being of the whole family behind. Rashita n Sushil we are with you as always n Sincerely hope higher ups to are.

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  6. Shame on police authorities…plz dont be so corrupt and shameless. Atleast have some respect for maj sushil and his family. Plz dont prove the whole system impotent and corrupt. Dont make us think of urselves as pathetic and spineless organisation. Maj Sushil had high hope with you all, the day he called up for the protection of his family..and even today after the most unfateful incident happened. We need justice for our brother.

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  7. It’s indeed sad to hear such news, n more sad knw abt da roles played by police.Sorry to major n his family for irreparable loss bt those criminals shud not b left witout justice…they shud face da justice in any case..

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  8. Shocking to say the least.more shocked at seeing the apathy of police.how will anyone dedicate his or her life to the nation when one knows that the state cannot guarantee protection to one’s family back home

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  9. It’s a gundda raj. Ashamed of being a part of this system. Fail to understand why police always fails to bring justice to the people. May be they r not bothered just getting their salaries n that’s it goossshhh

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  10. After what jats did to get quota is this a surprise ? This gentleman will never get anything done and if he loves his life should stay away from this case

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  11. Spread it as much as we can bring justice to our comrade. They should not wait for the day when we leave our places and solve it at our own of which we are much capable of.

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  12. what Ex Chief Gen V K Singh doing ,now he minister too. Where Mr Parmar. ? Busy in balancing teeth and tail ratio of defence forces.Media including Barkha. and her associates who were most busiest guys during JNU episode .
    DGP Haryana ?
    No you can’t expect anything from the one who couldn’t do anything during agitation and run away and left their own protection in the hands of Army .
    Shame on us .

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  13. so sad to hear, that’s why I carry 3 guns and I am ever ready be it enemy of the nation or enemy of people. I feel it’s better to carry a gun and not feel sorry than to loose a life.
    I would have requested the police and if they fail like they always did. I will find them myself and make him pay the price. there will be many negative comments and I don’t care, if you hurt my family I will hurt you too. hope the fauji couple gets justice and peace to the lost lives.

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  14. I am an advocate practicing for around 8 years now what I have seen personally cannot be even dreamt off. Police officials and other government departments are mere puppets of money and power. Anybody can rule them who has either money, power or influence. Sincerely I don’t want to comment anything because I even can’t think of the pain through which Maj. and his family is going through. I just want to request you guys to just stand against this system and help each other in changing this society and teach a lesson to these goons.

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  15. The culprit has been nabbed and killed by police..but yes a late action was take.. now all round security has been given to Maj’s family…loss of live can’t be fulfilled…police could have done it before the incident took place..

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  16. Brutal truth of Indian System we Indian are living and accepting each and every things which these Politicians are giving us by choice. We pray to God piece to soul who has departed and strength to the family who has suffered such massive loss.

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