Punjab director general of police Sumedh Singh Saini visited the Dinanagar police station on Monday and interacted with the officers who had participated in the operation against the three Pakistani terrorists on July 27.
Lauding their courage and fortitude, Saini, accompanied by Gurdaspur senior superintendent of police (SSP) Gurpreet Singh Toor, told the officers that their determination and commitment to duty had helped save lives of hundreds of civilians, who could have been targeted by the three heavily-armed ultras.
The DGP, who had reached Gurdaspur by a helicopter and travelled by road to the police station, had some special words of praise and encouragement for Dinanagar station house officer Mukhtiar Singh, who was injured in the firing by the terrorists and had re-joined office on Monday.
Sources in the department that the brave officers, who took the terrorists head-on could also be in line for promotion.
Meanwhile, on the recommendation of Gurdaspur SSP Gurpreet Singh Toor, Border Range Amritsar inspector general of police Ishwar Chander enlisted Deepak Kumar - son of a dhaba owner killed in the firing on July 27 - as a constable with Punjab Police. Kumar's father Amarjit, a resident of Jagatpur village under Taragarh police station, was killed as he was opening up his establishment for the day on July 27 morning.