Jammu and Kashmir police’s Deputy Inspector General Atul Kumar Goel, who broke a police-terrorist nexus by arresting now-suspended DSP Davinder Singh, is amongst 81 personnel of the pressure who have been awarded police medals for gallantry. Overall, the J&Okay police’s 81 medals are the utmost awarded to any police pressure this yr, adopted by the CRPF‘s 55.
Goel, a 2004-batch IPS officer, had personally laid a police picket on a nationwide freeway on January 11 this yr after intelligence stories indicated that Davinder Singh, together with an over floor employee of terror teams, was ferrying two terrorists to Jammu to flee the cruel winters.
After a short altercation, when Singh tried to throw his weight on the policemen on the checkpost to flee, Goel, in keeping with eyewitness, stepped out of his car and slapped the erring DSP, following which he was arrested.
The NIA, which took over the case subsequently, has already filed a cost sheet and alleged that the suspended DSP was being groomed by officers of the Pakistani High Commission in India to get extra delicate info.
Tahir Ashraf Bhatti, a Superintendent of Police within the Special Operations Group, a specialised anti-terrorist unit of the JK police, was additionally awarded the gallantry medal for his countering-militancy work within the Kashmir valley.
A regulation graduate, hailing from Poonch space of Jammu, the officer has been incharge of the SOG for the previous two years. He concurrently takes care of the cyber cell, which displays anti-India propaganda on the web.
The pressure additionally been given 13 medals for meritorious and distinguished service.
Among the meritorious service awardees is Awantipora Senior Superintendent of Police Tahir Saleem Khan, who takes care of the extremely unstable space of South Kashmir. Many terrorists have been killed throughout his tenure.
A 2001-batch officer of the Jammu and Kashmir Police Service, Khan has been awarded the police medal for meritorious providers in main his pressure and elimination of dreaded terrorists which included the longest surviving militant Riyaz Naikoo of Hizbul Mujahideen.
Considered an upright and hard process grasp, that is Khan’s second posting in Awantipora throughout which profitable operations have led to the killing of practically 30 terrorists.
Besides Naikoo, Qari Yasir, a dreaded international JeM terrorist, and native terrorist Umar Fayyaz alias ‘Hamad Khan’, a resident of Tral who labored for banned Hizbul Mujahideen in North and Central Kashmir, have been additionally eradicated throughout his tenure.
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