Srinagar, November 03: The Jammu and Kashmir Police Department has awarded promotions to around thirty three police officials deputed in Kashmir for their were involvement in the Kulgam encounter that killed the top Lashkar militant, Abu Qasim last week.
The encounter has been termed as the biggest counter insurgency success of the year. The Director General of Police, K Rajendra Kumar granted 16 out of turn promotions to policemen while the other 17 SPOs were promoted as constables on Monday.
The DGP was also accompanied by IGP Kashmir SJM Gillani, DIG Nitish Kumar, SSP Awantipora Irshad Hussain, SSP Shopian Altaf Khan and SSP Islamabad Abdul Jabbar.The senior police officers also distributed cash prizes to these several officers and men of Kulgam police who initiated and participated in encounter in which Abu Qasim was killed.
According to the senior police official, Qasim’s killing is major success. Being the top LeT commander, Qasim was the reckoning force for his outfit, who singlehandedly ran its major operations.The policemen participated in the encounter has done a remarkable job and they deserve these awards
Meanwhile, the SSP office Kulgam confirmed the reports of promotion of its 33 policemen.