Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi has donated 25 flats to the families of CRPF jawans killed in the line of duty. Located in a residential real estate project owned by the actor in Thane, Ober0i made this decision after 3 more CRPF personnel were killed in a Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh on March 11th,2017.
A senior Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officer said that while four flats have already been allotted to the families of those slain jawans, the remaining 21 will be handed over to the paramilitary force imminently. He added that preference would be given to jawans from Maharashtra as the flats were in that state. The CRPF thanked the actor for his gesture on their official Twitter handle.
Another Bollywood actor, Akshay Kumar, had recently donated Rs 9 lakh each to the families of the 12 CRPF personnel killed in the March 11 Naxal ambush in Chhattisgarh. Olympic bronze medallist badminton player Saina Nehwal too had donated Rs 50,000 each to the 12 families.
The Union Home Ministry has launched a website –www.bharatkeveer.gov.in — to receive public donations for the families of slain Central Armed Police Forces personnel (CAPFs).