Cop's family rift over money now in court

The rift in family of slain Uttar Pradesh deputy superintendent of police Zia-ul-Haque over insurance money has reached court after the cop’s widow moved an application in the court claiming that the money should be given to her and not his parents.

Reports said the court had sent a notice to the parents of the slain cop. The matter is scheduled to be heard by the court on July 26.

Haque had made his parents nominees in the two insurance he had that were worth Rs 12 lakh. The insurance company had informed the parents that it would give them the money in June this year, reports said.

However, Parveen Azad, cop’s widow approached the court after she came to know about the matter following which the insurance company withheld the payment. She had contended that being the wife of the slain cop, only she was entitled to the money and not parents.

Zia ul Haque’s father said Parveen had stopped visiting them after she got employment with the state government on compassionate ground following the death of her husband.
“She does not even pick up my phone,” Shamsul Haque, his father said.

Earlier also there was a rift in the family over cash compensation received from the state government. The state government had given a compensation of Rs 50 lakh to the widow. The parents had also demanded a share in the money. However, Parveen refused to share the money.

Haque was killed by a mob at Kunda in Pratapgarh district in March this year. He had gone there after receiving reports of a violent clash between supporters of rival groups.

Compensations have been creating rift in the families of other killed security personnel as well. A Central Reserve Police Force official’s widow had approached police with a complaint alleging that her family members had threatened to kill her if she did not share the compensation money.

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