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Bhagat Singh's "pistol", which was found at BSF's Central School of Weapons and Tactics museum in Indore, should be brought back and put on display in the museum named after the legendary freedom fighter at Khatkar Kalan in Punjab, his nephew Abhay Singh Sandhu said today.
"Till 1969, the pistol had been lying at the Punjab Police Academy in Phillaur, Punjab. It was only recently due to the efforts of several people at various level that it was traced in the museum in Indore," 58-year-old Sandhu said.
"A senior official of the CSWT, Indore, recently rang me up informing that the serial number and the make of the pistol were the same which had been accessed from the records and files pertaining to the martyr," he said.
He said the legendary martyr's family now demands that this pistol be brought back and placed in the Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh Museum at Khatkar Kalan.
"We demand that the Punjab government make efforts to bring back this pistol belonging to Shaheed Bhagat Singh. As the extension of this museum is also coming up, we demand other personal articles belonging to the Shaheed, which are lying at various other places outside the state, may also be brought and placed in this museum at Khatkar Kalan," Sandhu said.
He said a pair of Bhagat Singh's shoes and his watch, which were lying in the possession of a private individual in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, should also be brought back and put on display in the museum at Khatkar Kalan.
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