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

Points To Note

  • Police museum contains several unique items that were used by dacoits namely Phoolan Devi and Nirbhay Gujjar.
  • Museum 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.
  • It has not been built to praise and pay respect to the dacoits. But the museum will display their crimes.
  • It will also highlight the sacrifices made by police to prevent any crime of Chambal Dacoits.
  • Museum will showcase around 2000 digitised police records and material that have been compiled in past 50 years recording the crimes of murder, loot and kidnapping by these bandits.
  • It will be set up in four rooms at the Bhind Police headquarters.
  • The Museum 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.

 Chambal

Chambal 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 UP and northern MP. The region is well known for its Badlands and ravine systems. This region has hosted a huge number of dacoits. It is a part of greater Vindhyan Basin. It is covered by 500,000 hectares of Badlands. The region drains the northwest of Central Vindhya Plateau and the south-eastern part of Aravalli Range.

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