Jammu Gunfight: J&K DGP, senior officers pay floral tributes to CISF ASI

Jammu, April 22 : The Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police Dilbag Singh led senior officers of Jammu and Kashmir Police, Civil administration and CAPFs in paying floral tributes to Assistant Sub-Inspector of CISF S P Patel, who died in the line of duty, in a wreath laying ceremony held at District Police Lines Jammu, here on Friday. The CISF official attained martyrdom during an encounter with militants in Sunjuwan area here. Senior officers ADGs P H. K. Lohia, Mukesh Singh, M. K. Sinha, Danesh Rana, Divisional Commissioner Jammu Raghav Langer, DIG CISF S K Sinha, DIG JSK Range Vivek Gupta, SSP Jammu Chandan Kohli, AIG of PHQ, Commandants of Jammu-based battalions of JKAP/IRP, CRPF and other gazetted officers and personnel of JKP and CISF, CRPF paid their tributes to the ASI. The DGP on behalf of JK Police conveyed sympathies and condolences to the family of the ASI. While talking to media, the DGP said that Jammu and Kashmir police, CRPF and CISF had launched a joint operation during the intervening night at Sujwan area, where the officer was injured in a terrorist fire and later succumbed to his injuries. The hiding terrorists in an attempt to flee from the spot opened indiscriminate firing on joint Police and Security Forces party which was effectively retaliated triggering an encounter. In the process Assistant Sub-Inspector of CISF S P Patel and some of our security personnel were also injured. Two Pakistani terrorists of JeM, who were in fidayeen gear (jacket), were gunned down in the encounter, he added. VBH GK

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