The country's largest central paramilitary force 'CRPF', which has claimed its bravery in the Naxal-affected region, the North East and Kashmir, has been awarded the 'PMG' on the eve of 74th Independence Day. There is also a name in this list of Police Medal for Gallantry, which has achieved this record for the 7th time.
Naresh Kumar, Assistant Commandant of CRPF, resident of Mohali 'Punjab', has received the Medal of Bravery on Independence Day and Republic Day almost every year except January 2018. This series of medals began in 2017.
While a Valley QAT commander in Kashmir, his team, along with the Jammu and Kashmir Police, killed more than 50 militants in Srinagar and its adjoining urban areas.
Assistant Commandant Naresh Kumar also received a medal of bravery on 26 January this year. He has been a member of Valley QAT posted in Kashmir from 2016 to 2019. Since Naresh Kumar has undergone training from NSG and other similar institutions, he has led the Valley QAT for a long time.
This time, the medal of bravery he has received is related to the incident of October 3, 2017. Three Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists planned to carry out a suicide attack on the Srinagar airport or a security force camp in or around it.
An intelligence alert was also received in this regard. Naresh's team was visiting there daily. The Valley QAT circle was so strong that the terrorists had to change their target. They attacked a security camp along with the airport at 3 am. Veli QAT immediately arrived there. A barricade was done from all four sides.
This operation lasted for about 12 hours. Local police also joined in it. Heavy firing was taking place from inside.
Terrorist wearing CRPF uniform joined QAT
Tier gas and hand grenades were used during the operation. Apart from this, the terrorists also had other big weapons. When QAT threw dozens of tear gas shells one after the other, the terrorists had to come to the fore. The special thing is that the terrorists were wearing CRPF uniforms.
When the smoke dissipated, it became known that a terrorist was sitting with our team. Our jawans suspected something of his dress and pouch. RL fires from the other side before he can catch it. Smoke spread all around. The terrorists also started firing.
Taking advantage of this, he joined his colleagues. All three terrorists were later killed. A BSF sergeant was injured in that encounter. It was the CRPF QAT that took him out safely. On 15 August 2018, Naresh Kumar was awarded two medals of bravery.
Also received one medal each in January 2019 and August 2019. Naresh Kumar has considerable expertise in dealing with urban terrorism.