The Supreme Court upholding a Gujarat High Court order has ordered that the posthumous bravery award and pension benefits of an Indian Army martyr go to his mother.
The jawan’s fiancée swindled off the money when she produced fake marriage documents.
For Sushila Devi, the pain of losing her 25-year-old son, Arbeshwar Yadav, with the Indian army, only became worse with the shocking events that followed. His fiancée forged documents and got this fake marriage photo created to get the Rs 15 lakh compensation and even a Bravery Medal from the President.
With the army and defence ministry ignoring their pleas, the family approached the court for justice. Earlier this month, the Supreme Court ordered that Sushila Devi be given the compensation money. ...more
08:39 AM, Sep 09, 2010