DGP congratulates their families, says recognition will boost morale of JKP personnel
Jammu: Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Thursday awarded Kirti Chakra to SgCt Rohit Kumar and Shaurya Chakra to Ct Mudasir Ahmad posthumously for displaying exemplary courage while fighting militancy.
Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh has congratulated families of these brave hearts and has also expressed his gratitude to MoD for bestowing these honours on J&K Police.
He has said that recognition of valour and sacrifice will boost the morale of JKP personnel in the fight against different modes of militancy.
Rohit Kumar Chib
SgCt Rohit Kumar Chib a resident of Jagti Nagrota, Jammu was born on 28 August 1989 to Mrs & Mr Ashok Kumar and soon after passing Higher Secondary School he joined the Police organization on 30-06-2011 as Constable.
He was posted in district Kulgam and had participated in many operations in which a number of militants were eliminated. For his dedication and devotion the department had granted him out of turn promotion in 2017.
On 12.01.2022 at 2000 hours, Kulgam police received specific information regarding the presence of militants in village Sehpora Parivan.
Instantly, District Police Kulgam, 34 RR and 18h Bn CRPF cordoned the said village and started door to door search. The search party approached the residential house belonging to Mashooq Ahmad Lone S/o Habibullah Lone R/o Sehpora Parivan & questioned the family regarding the presence of militants but the family members strongly denied the presence of militants.
However, the search party moved on to conduct a thorough search of the house during which the militants hiding inside the house fired indiscriminately upon the search party with the intention to kill them and tried to break the cordon in order to flee from the spot. The fire was effectively retaliated ensuing in an encounter.
Sgct. Rohit Kumar No.944/Kgm PID No.EXK118896 who was part of the CASO without caring for his personal safety gave primary importance to evacuation of the civilians from the cordoned area towards safer places.
While doing so with troops of 34 RR, CRPF 18th Bn. Sgct. Rohit Kumar No.944/Kgm was fired upon by militants resulting in his injuries. Despite being grievously injured, he displayed courage and exemplary determination and closed in on the militants. He engaged the militants accurately in close quarter gun battle and eliminated a hardcore foreign militant in a fierce gunfight. He received multiple bullet wounds to his chest and head, to which he later succumbed and attained martyrdom.
The operation concluded with the elimination of 01 hard-core categorized militant and a huge quantity of arms and ammunition was recovered from his possession. Later the slain militant was identified as Babar Bhai R/o Pakistan of JeM outfit.
Sgct. Rohit Kumar’s relentless courage and exemplary gallant action went beyond the call of duty, exhibited exceptional skills and gave supreme sacrifice in his efforts for removing the menace of militancy and for maintaining security of nation and national integrity.
Recognising the valour and sacrifice, Sgct. Rohit Kumar (Posthumously) has been awarded with “Kirti Chakra”.
Mudasir Ahmad Sheikh
Martyr Mudasir Ahmad Sheikh son of a retired JKP Sub Inspector Maqsood Ahmad Sheikh hailing from Uri area of District Baramulla was born in 1990. He was appointed as SPO in Jammu and Kashmir Police in the year 2016 and later was absorbed as a police constable for his extraordinary services.
On May 25, 2022 acting on a generic information regarding movement of militants in Baramulla, multiple nakas were established at many places including near Shrakwara-Najibhat Crossing in Kreeri area.
The braveheart was part of the team of valiant undercover operatives of Jammu and Kashmir Police and 52 RR of the Indian Army which intercepted the militants heading for targeting Amarnath Yatra. The naka party was noticed by a group of militants travelling in a silver colour Santro car, who started firing indiscriminately upon the naka party leading to a chance encounter. The militants’ fire was effectively retaliated and in the fierce gunfight, 03 foreign militants belonging to JeM were gunned down. Incriminating materials including a huge cache of arms and ammunition and IEDs were recovered from the site of the encounter.
In the encounter the braveheart Mudasir Ahmad Sheikh received critical gunshot injuries. Despite profusely bleeding, undeterred by his wounds he continued to hold the militant in a hand to hand combat. In a swift response he opened a volley of fire to neutralise the militant. He however succumbed to his injuries on the way to being evacuated. The operation led to neutralisation of three militants and recovery of a huge cache of arms and ammunition thereby averting a major incident.
It is pertinent to mention that the said group of militants was active since long time in lower reaches of Baba Reshi forest areas and were being tracked.
For displaying stellar gallantry, exemplary initiative, and unmatched courage while under fire, Constable Mudasir Ahmad Sheikh has been awarded (Posthumously) “Shaurya Chakra”.
Jammu & Kashmir Police shall always remember the valiant warriors who fought to protect our motherland and sacrificed their lives in action.