Profiles of three slain JK

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police has emerged as one of the best police forces in the country. The force, besides professional duties, is fighting foreign sponsored terrorism for last about three decades and is striving for ensuring a lasting peace in the Jammu and Kashmir. The force has foiled the evil designs and mechanizations of elements from across the border. The force faced various challenges created by the foreign sponsored terrorism but it stood the ground and overcame these challenges with fortitude. Barring some areas, the terrorism have been largely uprooted from J&K and the force is continuously maintaining presser on the terrorists and their mentors.
For pre-eminent valour of self sacrifices of Jammu and Kashmir Police Pariwar, 1140 J&K Police personnel have been awarded with President’s Police Medal for Gallantry and Police Medal for Gallantry since 1954. Besides, ten Police personnel have been awarded with SHAURYA CHAKRA.
Sageer Ahmad Pathan
Sub-inspector Sageer Ahmed Pathan alias ‘Qazi’ was born in Trad village of Kupwara district’s Karnah Tehsil in the year 1978 . The brave heart joined J&K Police Pariwar in the year 1999 and in 2006 volunteered to join the elite Special Operations Group (SOG) to fight against terrorism. During his service he remained part of a number of successful anti-terror operations.
Sageer was always at the forefront in fighting the terrorism and this zeal for achieving higher targets earned him three out of turn promotions during his twenty years service in the department.
On the fateful day of May 2nd this year, when inputs were received about the presence of terrorists in village Chanjmulla, Handwara, he led the SOG team under the command of District SP Handwara along with CO 21 RR and launched the operation. He was part of a team which went in to evacuate civilians taken hostage by terrorists in a house. The team safely rescued the inmates but came under heavy fire from the terrorists during the evacuation process and Sageer attained martyrdom. He attained martyrdom protecting integrity and sovereignty of our nation and safeguarding the interests of people till last breath. The martyr is survived by three daughters, a son and aged parents. In the Operation two terrorists of Lashkar-e-Taiba terror outfit were also eliminated.
In recognition of his immense contribution, he was granted three out-of-turn promotions and he rose from the rank of a constable to sub-inspector over the years. For his outstanding service in the department the officer was also honoured with Police Medal for Gallantry in 2011, Sher-i-Kashmir Police Medal for Gallantry in 2009, besides DGP Commendation Medal and GOC-in-C, Northern Command Commendation Disc. All ranks of Jammu and Kashmir Police salute brave heart Sageer Ahmed Pathan.
Mohammad Altaf Hussain
Constable Mohammad Altaf Hussain a resident of Rathpora, Safakadel in Srinagar District was born to Bashir Ahmad and Rafeeqa Bano. After passing his 12th, he joined Jammu and Kashmir Police Pariwar on 17-10-2011. He remained posted in Ganderbal from 2011 to 2013 and in Anantnag from 2013 to 2015. The brave heart was again transferred to Ganderbal District in 2016 and remained posted in different capacities. This year from July to October he was deputed with a protected person.
On October 06 2020 evening the protected political worker was fired upon by terrorists at his village Nunar Ganderbal when he after spending day with his family was going to his safe cluster accompanied by his PSO, Ct Altaf Hussain at Kangan.
The attack was retaliated by the brave constable Altaf Hussain and the terrorist involved was gunned down. In the process brave and courageous constable was critically injured. He was evacuated to the hospital where he attained martyrdom. He is survived by parents, wife and one and half year old son. The Jammu and Kashmir Police Pariwar is proud of such gallant jawans.
Ghulam Mustafa Barah
SgCt. Ghulam Mustafa Barah, a resident of Dogerpora Handwara was born on 1st April 1973 to Smt Hajra Begum and Shri Alam-Din Barah. He joined the Police department as constable in the year 2000.On February 28, 2019, at 2300 hrs contingents of army, CRPF and SOG, acting on a tipoff regarding presence of terrorists, launched cordon and search operation in and around village Babagund, Handwara. Soon after the crackdown, forces zeroed in on one of the houses and evacuated civilians, and then started the operation. It was congested area and security forces tried to restraint to avoid any collateral damage.
At around 02.30 AM contact was established with the terrorists that led to an encounter. Next day, on Friday, when the forces were sanitising the area, the terrorists hiding behind a shed fired indiscriminately which led to a renewed gunfight. In the encounter, SgCt Ghulam Mustafa Barah and CRPF personnel got seriously injured, and were evacuated to the hospital where Ghulam Mustafa Barah succumbed to injuries and attained martyrdom. He is survived by aged mother, wife, two daughters and two sons.

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