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Two policemen from Jammu and Kashmir scale Mount Everest; Home Minister, Governor heap praises

Sonam Paljor and Hero Wangyal from Leh district scaled the World's highest peak during an army expedition in the past.

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New Delhi Published on: May 21, 2019 13:02 IST
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Two policemen from Jammu and Kashmir scale Mount Everest

Two policemen from Jammu and Kashmir have scaled the Mount Everest, police said on Tuesday. Wishing the cops on their achievement, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the team comprised of nine personnel from the IB and 2 of Jammu and Kashmir police. 

Taking to Twitter, the home minister said, "The team comprised nine personnel from the IB and 2 of @JmuKmrPolice. I am proud of their achievement and wishing them success in their future endeavors."

Meanwhile, the cops were also congratulated by Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik. 

"State governor Satya Pal Malik, Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam and state DGP Dilbag Singh have congratulated selection grade constables Nazir Ahmed and Falial Singh for successfully scaling the Mount Everest," the state police said. 

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Four others from the state had earlier scaled the world's highest peak.

Sonam Paljor and Hero Wangyal from Leh district scaled the World's highest peak during an army expedition in the past.

Rafiq Ahmad from the Valley, working for the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), and Ram Singh from the Jammu region, working for the state police, have also scaled the Mount Everest.

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