CRPF DG Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar dashed to 45 Bn, CRPF HQ location at Sumbal, Baramulla, and also visited the CRPF coy location where the fidayeen attempt took place on 05-06-2017 in which 04 militants were killed by CRPF. He was accompanied by S P Vaid, DG, J&K police. They were briefed in detail by Iqbal Ahmed, CO, 45 Bn, CRPF about the incident.
Bhatnagar interacted with troops who were responsible for thwarting the camp attack and congratulated them for neutralizing the 04 terrorists without any loss or injury on their own side. He asked the troops to continue to be alert for camp security.
As an initial recognition, 17 personnel of 45 Bn, CRPF including the commandant Iqbal Ahmed and 03 J & K police personnel were decorated with DG disc by DG, CRPF. Also, 06 personnel of 45 Bn, CRPF were awarded DG disc by DG, J & K Police in recognition of their gallant task. More gallantry medal for those involved in the operation will be taken up with higher authorities subsequently.
DG, CRPF also visited training node at 44 Bn, CRPF where pre-induction training for troops to be deployed for Shri Amarnathji Yatra-2017 is taking place. He sensitized troops about the importance of security arrangements about the yatra.