Police Museum on Chambal Dacoits to be set up in Madhya Pradesh

The state of Madhya Pradesh has launched a Police Museum at the police headquarters in Bhind, Madhya Pradesh. It is a unique museum themed on the dacoits to showcase their stories.

Highlights

  • The museum contains several unique items that were used by dacoits namely Phoolan Devi and Nirbhay Gujjar.
  • It also showcases the stills from the making of Bollywood movie ‘Chambal ke Daaku’.
  • Several other items related to the Chambal dacoits will come up at the police museum.
  • The museum has not been built to praise and pay respect to the dacoits. But the museum will display their crimes.
  • The museum will also highlight the sacrifices made by police to prevent any crime of the Chambal Dacoits.
  • It will showcase around 2,000 digitised police records and material that have been compiled in past five decades recording the crimes of murder, loot and kidnapping by these bandits.
  • The museum will be set up in four rooms at the Bhind Police headquarters.
  • It will have images of 28 policemen who were martyred while fighting with the dacoits along with the image of 30 policeman who won the gallantry awards.

 About Chambal

It is a geographical and cultural region located in the north-central India. The region is situated along the Chambal and Yamuna river valleys. It covers the areas of the south-eastern Rajasthan, south-western Uttar Pradesh and northern Madhya Pradesh. The region is well known for its Badlands and ravine systems. The region has hosted a huge number of dacoits. It is a part of greater Vindhyan Basin. It is covered by 5 Lakh hectares of Badlands. The region drains the northwest of Central Vindhya Plateau and the south-eastern part of Aravalli Range.

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