BARAMULLA: The assistant commanding officer of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) who died due to electric shock in Khunti district of Jharkhand state on Monday night, was buried in his native village Manzgam in Baramulla on Wednesday.
Official sources said that body of 30-year-old Gulam Jeelani Khan was shifted to district police lines Baramulla where several senior officers including DIG CRPF, Commanding Officer (CO) 53 battalion, army and police officials present a guard of honour to the deceased officer.
Later, the body was shifted to his native village Manzgam in Uri where he was laid to rest in presence of several CRPF and police officers.
Khan joined CRPF on June 3, 2014 and completed his basic training at CRPF academy at Kadarpur, Gurgaon. After completion of the basic training, he went for specialized Counter Insurgency and Tactics training at CIAT Shivpuri before being inducted in 157 Bn CRPF, stationed in East Singhbhum district of Jharkhand engaged in Anti-Left Wing Extremist operations.
According to the official sources in CRPF, on December 31, 2018, on receipt of Intelligence input from SP Khunti regarding movement of extremists, a two-day operation was launched in the forest area of Senjani, PS Arki district Khunti (Jharkhand). “Two platoons of C/157 under command of Ghulam Jeelani Khan took LUP in the target area. At around 1800 hrs, troops noticed torchlight near the area where they had taken position. Anticipating contact with extremist, Khan along with a small team moved swiftly to place an ambush along the path where suspected extremists were supposed to move. Leading from front in the darkness, he was about to reach a dominating place to lay an ambush, when he came in contact with a live electric wire,” they said.
Having suffered serious injuries due to the electric shock, Khan was immediately evacuated to PHC Arki. After given first aid, Khan was shifted to district Hospital Khunti for advanced treatment, but he succumbed to his injuries enroute.