Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Superintendent of Police (Dy SP) Aman Thakur and an Army jawan on Sunday was martyred in an ongoing encounter with terrorists in Kulgam district of south Kashmir. Three Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) ultras have been neutralised at Tarigam village while an Indian Army Major and three jawans are reported to be injured.
The security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation (CASO) in the Turigam area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam following information about the presence of terrorists in the area, a police official said.
A resident of Gogla in Doda district of Jammu region, Deputy Superintendent of Police (Dy SP) Aman Thakur is survived by his parents, wife Sarla Devi and 6-year-old son Arya.
As per media reports, DSP Aman Thakur had received a bullet injury on his head and succumbed later. He was a 2011 batch KPS Officer and had been heading counter-terrorism wing of J&K police in Kulgam for past 1.5 years.
In a press release, J and K Police paid rich tributes to Thakur. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this critical juncture,” the police said.
Kulgam is 47 km from Pulwama district where over 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) soldiers laid down their lives in a terror attack on February 14. Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed has claimed responsibility for it.