Star hockey player-turned -Punjab Police officer Jugraj Singh played an active role in the day-long operation against three terrorists in Gurdaspur district's Dinanagar town on July 27.
Jugraj, 32, was among those Punjab police personnel who gunned down the heavily armed terrorists.
A former international hockey player who was once India's penalty corner specialist, Jugraj is a deputy superintendent of police (DSP) and is posted in Amritsar district.
As police force from Gurdaspur's neighbouring districts were summoned to take part in the anti-terrorist operation who had launched a pre-dawn attack in the Dinanagar which borders Pakistan, Jugraj along with other personnel reached the town to flush out the terrorists who had stormed a police station.
“As soon as the message was flashed, we along with other team members rushed to the site to neutralise the terrorists," Jugraj Singh said on Sunday. “We reached Dinanagar at about 8:15 in the morning and took our positions,” said the former hockey player, who had survived a car accident on the outskirts of Jalandhar nearly 12 years ago.