Tribune News Service
New Delhi, August 14
Assistant Commandant (AC) Naresh Kumar, a brave officer with sharp tactical acumen and indomitable braveness, has scripted historical past by receiving the Police Medal for Gallantry (PMG) for the seventh time in a brief span of 4 years.
“An officer with sharp tactical acumen and indomitable courage, Kumar has led the CRPF’s Valley Quick Action Team (QAT) in Srinagar, which has a glorious history of continued success marked with numerous gallantry medals that embellish its valour. This year alone, the Valley QAT has been adorned with more than 15 Gallantry medals,” the CRPF mentioned.
Kumar obtained his first medal in 2017 for an operation carried out in Srinagar in 2016, throughout which he neutralised two overseas terrorists. In 2018, he was awarded two PMGs for neutralising two Hizbul Mujahideen commanders in a fierce operation, which lasted for 3 days.
This 12 months alone, the Valley QAT has been adorned with greater than 15 Gallantry medals whereas the erstwhile IG Srinagar Ravideep Singh Sahi and the current valley QAT Commander Loukrakpam Ibomcha Singh and his teammate Constable Devsant Kumar have been awarded Police Medal for Gallantry for a brave operation in Srinagar on October 3, 2017, the place two militants had been neutralised by the safety forces.