Parents of Greyhound Inspector Karanam Nagavara Prasad, who was awarded Ashok Chakra posthumously during the Republic Day parade, were accorded a warm welcome and taken to their native village Marturu from Anakapalle in a procession on Friday.
Prasad was responsible for killing several Maoists in a Greyhound operation in Chattisgarh last year but he was later captured and tortured before being killed.
Superintendent of Police Vikram Jeet Duggal, SP of Greyhounds Ravindra Kumar, Additional SP (admn) G.N. Kishore, OSD (opn) A.R. Damodhar, ASP of Narsipatnam Vishal Gunni, DSP of Paderu Fakeerappa, Squadron Leader of Greyhounds Sitaram, DSP of Anakapalle Murthy, Inspector G. Srinviasa Rao and others took Prasad’s parents Venkata Ramana and Satyavathi in a procession to Marturu from Anakapalle.
Mr. Duggal felicitated Mr. Venkata Ramana and Satyavathi in the presence of more than 1500 people who gathered at the village. He said death was natural for anyone but Prasad died for the cause of the country. For the first time an Ashok Chakra, a high honour for bravery, was awarded to a police official from Andhra Pradesh, he said.