Srinagar: Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh on Thursday rewarded three Central reserve Police Force (CRPF) men in recognition of their efforts in saving a woman, who attempted to commit suicide by jumping into river Jhelum in the summer capital, Srinagar, last month.
A police spokesperson said that the DGP presented Commendation Certificates Class 1 to Inspector GopiLal, Sub Inspector Mohan Lal, and Head Constable Radhesh Kumar of the 132 Battalion of the CRPF, alongwith a cheque of Rs 10,000. “The cheque was received by the CO of the Battalion T H Khan,” he said.
Appreciating the efforts of the CRPF, he said that such acts further strengthen the people friendly image of the security forces and have a positive impact in the society. The DGP said that besides ensuring a peaceful atmosphere in Jammu and Kashmir, ‘our prime duty is to extend a helping hand to our people as and when required’.
The Commandant CRPF 132 Battalion Khan thanked the DGP for recognizing the good work of the CRPF personnel and said that this gesture would act as morale booster for the CRPF personnel.
The spokesperson said that on May 31 at around 1115 hrs, prompt action by joint forces deployed at Budshah Bridge saved the life of a woman. “The lady tried to commit suicide by jumping into the river Jhelum. Sensing this, Sub Inspector Mohan Lal of CRPF 132 BT, D coy caught hold of her and called for help. Other personnel of CRPF, JKP and JKAP deployed there quickly joined him to save the woman,” he said.
He said the party later brought her to Police Station Maisuma where she was counseled and handed over to her family.