Bravehearts who captured terrorist nominated for Shaurya Chakra

  • HT Correspondent, PTI, Udhampur
  • Updated: Aug 13, 2015 10:42 IST
All-India Anti-Terrorist Front chairman MS Bitta felicitating Rakesh Kumar Sharma (right) and Bikramjeet (left) for their heroism in overpowering Pakistani terrorist Naveed on August 5, in New Delhi on Wednesday. (PTI Photo)

The state police have issued orders in favour of ‘Bravehearts of Chirdi village’ — Bikramjeet and Rakesh Kumar Sharma — for their courage in nabbing alive a Pakistani terrorist Naveed after an attack on a BSF convoy on August 5. The names of the duo, related to each other as brothers-in-law, have also been recommended for the ‘Shaurya Chakra’ medal.

“Director general of police, K Rajendra Kumar has issued appointment orders in favour of Rakesh Kumar Sharma, son of Shri Kali Dass resident of Pakhlai at present Narsoo Chirdi tehsil, and district Udhampur, on operational grounds as constable. The police headqyarter (PHQ) also recommended the government to accord relaxation in qualification bar for Bikramjeet,” a state government release said.

AIATF awards duo who caught Pak terrorist

The duo was felicitated on Wednesday at an event in New Delhi organised by All-India Anti-Terrorist Front (AIATF) during which they were hailed as “great sons of India” by chairman MS Bitta.

Presenting them with trophies and cash rewards, Bitta urged the people to “take a lesson” from their brave act. “We should not be overly dependent on the security forces. We should take lessons from the way they (the duo) put up a brave fight and caught the terrorist. We should also show such exemplary courage. Only then terrorism can be tackled,” he said.

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