Delhi: He grew up in an environment surrounded by khakis seeing first-hand the miseries faced by policemen and today Bollywood Superstar Salman Khan dreamt of a society liberated from crime where everyone live in peace and free from sufferings. Shedding light on his childhood, Khan, who plays a heroic police officer in his blockbuster Dabangg 2, said he was from a police family as his grandfather was Inspector General of Police in Indore in Madhya Pradesh.
"I hope crime rates come down in the capital. They should not go up. Education should bring down this rate and I hope every one lives happily as ever," he told the gathering. "I just hope whatever is being done today is going to help the families even in a smaller way," Khan said. The mood was sombre and atmosphere was tragic as Khan, who has donned the role of man in khaki in several movies, came face-to-face with families of nine personnel of Delhi Police whose lives were snuffed out by criminals.
The Dabangg star, dressed in a casual suit, spoke very little at the gathering but took great care and time to spend a few minutes with families of the martyrs at the Delhi Police General Officer's Mess at Mother Teresa Crescent Road. Handing over cheques worth a total of Rs 3 lakh to nine families of the slain policemen, Khan spoke to the children of the victims and their family members and even obliged for a group photograph.
The event organised by Delhi Police brought together families of the nine policemen who lost their lives while on duty from September 2010 to November 2012. Shivani, daughter of Sanjay Kumar Vats who died while performing duty at a fire blast spot, and Prashant, whose father Tanveer Singh was shot dead by anti-social elements, are some of the people who received the cheques.