UP Police Constable Firoz Khan speaking to media
UP Police Constable Firoz Khan speaking to media

UP cop’s gesture; collecting money for families of Pulwama attack victims

ANI | Updated: Feb 21, 2019 18:06 IST

Rampur [Uttar Pradesh], Feb 21 (ANI): Dressed in police uniform and with a box hanging from his shoulder, Uttar Pradesh Police Constable Firoz Khan goes around in Rampur in Uttar Pradesh, asking for money.

No, he is not begging, but collecting donations for the families of the CRPF personnel who were killed in the Pulwama terror attack on February 14.

Initially, locals were surprised to see a policeman asking for donations. However, soon they realised Khan’s unique gesture and started praising the initiative.

People willingly donate funds as per their wishes as Khan does not ask for any specific amount.

Before carrying out the mission, Khan took permission from his department for the initiative.

“I requested and got permission to move around the city for three days and collect funds, it is the least I can do (for the bereaved families),” Khan said.

“I am getting everyone's support, not just the local residents but the local police also. The martyred soldiers were also jawans like me...They were my brothers and it feels bad when a member of the family gets separated from us,” he added.

Khan's idea is to reach out to the families of the jawans and hand over the donation money.

Nearly 40 CRPF personnel were killed on February 14 after a suicide bomber rammed a car laden with explosives into a CRPF convoy in Awantipora area of Pulwama in Kashmir. (ANI)