Governor, advisor, DGP grieved over DSP’s killing
Governor Satya Pal Malik Sunday expressed grief over the death of deputy superintendent of police (operations) Aman Thakur in a gunfight in Turigam area of southern Kulgam district.
Governor Satya Pal Malik Sunday expressed grief over the death of deputy superintendent of police (operations) Aman Thakur in a gunfight in Turigam area of southern Kulgam district. Meanwhile, talking to reporters on the sidelines of Thakur's wreath-laying ceremony, the director general of police Dilbag Singh said: "We lost a brave officer during a gunfight with militants in southern Kulgam district but we did not allow any civilian casualties to take place".
"The officer was grievously wounded in exchange of fire between forces and militants. Thakur was a 2011-batch Kashmir police service officer and was leading from the front. He was evacuated to a hospital but could not be saved," the DGP said. He said that to avoid any collateral damage, the operation was carried out "carefully". "We did not allow any civilian casualty to take place," he said, adding that initially there were reports of injuries to some soldiers of the army. "That we will confirm once the operation is over".
The police chief said the militant group (trapped in Kulgam) was from Jaish-e-Muhammad. "They were roaming in the area and are most probably not local militants," he said. The wreath-laying ceremony of Thakur was also attended by his brother, who is also serving as an officer in the police in some other Kashmir district, the DGP said. "The entire police force is paying rich tributes to the officer. J&K policemen are sacrificing their lives for the nation," he said.
The wreath-laying ceremony was attended by senior civil, police, army and para-military officers, besides colleagues of the slain DSP.
Those who attended the ceremony, among others, included divisional commissioner Baseer Ahmad Khan, Kashmir range inspector general of police Swyam Prakash Pani, DIG south Kashmir range AtulGoel, DIG central Kashmir range VK Birdhi, deputy commissioner Srinagar Shahid Iqbal Choudhary and SSP Srinagar DrHaseeb Mughal. Advisor to governor, K Vijay Kumar, expressed grief over death of DSP Aman Thakur. In his condolence message, after visiting the family of the slain officer at Reshamghar, Bakshi Nagar, along with senior police officers, Kumar conveyed his sympathies to the members of the bereaved family and prayed for peace to the departed soul. He also wished early recovery to the security personnel injured during the encounter.