Srinagar, Feb 24: The Jammu and Kashmir police on Sunday paid floral tributes to a Deputy Superintendent of Police (Dy SP), who was killed in an encounter with the militants in south Kashmir district of Kulgam.
A Police Spokesperson here said that a wreath laying ceremony was held in District Police Line (DPL) Srinagar, where floral tributes were paid to martyr DSP (Operations) Aman Thakur, who made the supreme sacrifice of his life while fighting with the militants during an encounter at Turigam in Kulgam.
''J&K Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh led civil, police and security force officers and jawans in laying the floral wreaths on the martyr,'' he said. After the wreath laying ceremony, the DGP said the martyred Dy SP was a 2011 batch KPS officer, who was leading from the front in this operation.
''Thakur had been heading the counter militant wing of Jammu and Kashmir Police in district Kulgam from the last one-and-a-half year,'' he said, adding that the Dy SP played an instrumental role in killing many militants in the area.
''Dy SP Thakur was known for his simplicity, plain speaking and thorough professionalism and also for his determination and valour,'' the Spokesperson said.He said in a short period of time, the policeman had earned love, respect and appreciation of locals in the area for his helpful nature and professionalism.
''A resident of Gogla in Doda, Dy SP Thakur is survived by aged parents, wife Sarla Devi and six-year-old son Arya,'' he added. (UNI)