Srinagar: President of India, Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday presented Shourya Chakra to two Jammu and Kashmir police personnel posthumously.
In a statement, the spokesman said that on 01, 3, 2019 upon specific information about the presence of militants in village Babagund, Handwara police launched a joint search operation in the said village.
“During the search, the hiding militants started firing indiscriminately on the search party led by SgCt Naseer Ahmad and SgCt Gh Mustafa. The firing was retaliated which led to a fierce gun battle,” it said.
“Both the cops put their lives in danger and evacuated civilians from the site and engaged militants in the gunfight. As the site was densely populated the operation continued for three days to avoid civilian casualties.”
SgCt Naseer Ahmad and SgCt Gh Mustafa showing the highest order of gallantry killed two militants and also received bullet injuries by themselves. Both the officials were later killed.
For their bravery, they have been conferred with the Shourya Chakra award, the highest bravery award by the President of India.