Akshay Kumar has donated a sum of Rs 9 Lakhs to each family of the 12 CRPF personnel killed in the Sukma ambush which was carried out by maoists in Chhattisgarh. The amount totals to 1 crore and eight lakhs and officials confirmed that the actor approached the Union Home Ministry with a request to obtain the bank account details of the family members of the jawans who were killed in the ambush.
The paramilitary force thanked Akshay Kumar for his kind gesture and released a statement saying, "(Akshay) Kumar's gesture exhibits his patriotism and devotion towards the country in general and CRPF in particular."
The deceased CRPF personnel have been identified as Inspector Jagjit Singh, Assistant Sub-inspectors H B Bhatt and Narender Kumar Singh, head constables Jagdish Prasad Vishnoi and P R Minde and constables Mangesh Pal Pandey, Rampal Singh Yadav, Goraknath, Nand Kumar Patra, Satish Kumar Verma, K Shankar and Suresh Kumar.
The attack took place on March 11, 2017 in Chhattisgarh's worst maoist-hit district of Sukma when the personnel were on patrol duty in the area.