Govt promises gallantry award to martyr SI Imran Tak

UDHAMPUR: A pall of gloom descended here as the body of slain Sub-Inspector (SI) Imran Tak was laid to rest at his village, Basantgarh, with Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh promising to recommend his name for a gallantry award.

Three militants travelling in a car opened fire on a police team at Zakura crossing on the Srinagar-Ganderbal road, killing Tak and injuring a special police officer (SPO) yesterday.

Tak’s body was brought to the Udhampur District Police Lines in an ambulance in the early hours and after a wreath laying ceremony, was taken to his village, around 82 kms from here, official said.

He was laid to rest with full State honours, they said.

The ceremony was attended by the Deputy Chief Minister, ministers Naeem Akhtar and Chander Prakash Ganga, BJP State president Sat Sharma, Chief Secretary B B Vyas, DGP S P Vaid among others.

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