The Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is committed to the welfare of security personnel in Jammu & Kashmir.
Displaying this commitment, Union Home Minister Amit Shah handed over appointment orders on compassionate grounds to the next of kin of four security personnel of Jammu and Kashmir Police who were martyred in terrorist incidents in the Union Territory.
Interacting with them, he said the entire nation is proud of the courage and commitment shown by these brave security personnel of J&K Police.
Pooja Devi, who was appointed as the Panchayat Secretary in the Jammu district, is the wife of Late Sgt Rohit Kumar, who was a constable in the Jammu & Kashmir Executive Police in June 2011. He remained associated with counter-insurgency operations from the beginning of his career and remained at the forefront in the anti-militancy grid. He was promoted out of turn on July 7, 2017, as Sargent from the rank of constable for his gallant action.
On January 12, 2022, a police party from Kulgam along with the Army, on specific information about the presence of terrorists in village Sephora Pariwan, Kulgam laid siege and started search operations. While civilians were being evacuated, militants fired on the police party, resulting in injuries to three army jawans and Sgt Kumar, who later succumbed to his injuries.
Ifra Yaqoob, who was handed over the appointment letter as Orderlycum- Chowkidar in the Industries and Commerce Department, is the son of Mohammad Yaqoob Shah, who had joined J&K Armed Police as a constable in February 1992. On August 13, 2014, after performing his duties, Mohammad Yaqoob Shah was on his way to his Company Headquarters at Bijbehara in Anantnag along with others in a police Gypsy which was attacked by terrorists at Galander Pampore, Pulwama. Shah lost his life in the incident, leaving behind his aged parents, wife, minor son, and daughter.
Aabid Bashir, who got appointed as Follower in Jammu and Kashmir Police, is the son of Bashir Ahmad Sheik, who was appointed as constable in J&K Executive Police in July 1991 and remained posted in Srinagar district till his death. During the intervening night of January 29 and 30 in 2000, terrorists attacked a police party at Rabitar Bridge, Ganderbal, in which he laid down his life.
Mohsin Mushtaq was also appointed as a Follower in Jammu and Kashmir Police. He is the son of Follower Mushtaq Ahmad, who had joined J&K Police in May 1990 and remained posted in JKAP 8th Bn till his death. On May 9, 1993, terrorists fired on a BSF patrolling party on the main road Kunan, Bandipora. The firing was retaliated to by the security forces. In the retaliatory action, one terrorist was killed; however Follower Mushtaq Ahmad was also killed in the crossfire. The deceased left behind his parents and a son, who was only four months at that time.
The Union Home Minister, during his last trip to Jammu & Kashmir trip in October 2021, had visited the house of martyr Inspector Pervaiz Ahmad Dar in Srinagar and in 2019 handed over an appointment letter to the wife of martyr Inspector Arshad Khan.