Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police today recommended the names of two civilians, who had overpowered and turned over Pakistani terrorist Mohammad Naved to securitymen, for the ‘Shaurya Chakra' gallantry medal.
The police also issued appointment orders to the duo who were taken hostage by the terrorist while looking for an escape route.
“Recognizing the brave act of two civilians in nabbing the Pakistani terrorist on August 5 from the forest of village Chirdi in Udhampur district, the Jammu and Kashmir Police today issued appointment orders, besides recommending them for prestigious Shaurya Chakra award,” an official spokesman said here.
Director General of Police K Rajendra Kumar issued the orders to Rakesh Kumar Sharma, a resident of Pakhlai presently living in Narsoo Chirdi area of Udhampur, on operational grounds as constable in the state police.
“The Police Headquarters (PHQ) also recommended to the government for according relaxation in qualification bar in favour of Bikramjeet, a resident of Nanak Nagar area of Jammu, on operational grounds for appointment as follower in the department,” the spokesman said.
The police also recommended their names to the government for the Shaurya Chakra gallantry medal in view of their “conspicuous gallant act”.
Naved was Wednesday last captured after an attack on a BSF bus on Jammu-Sri Nagar national highway and another terrorist killed in retaliatory fire by jawans.