Manpreet Singh: In the early hours of Wednesday, Colonel Manpreet Singh, one of three security officials killed in a battle with terrorists in Anantnag, Jammu & Kashmir, spoke to his family members one last time at 6:45 a.m. After a gunfight with terrorists on Wednesday in the Garol area of Anantnag, Colonel Singh, Major Ashish Dhonack, and Deputy Superintendent Himayun Bhat suffered grievous wounds.
Officials Confirm Officers’ Fatal Injuries, Mourning Begins
Officials claim that the officers passed away from their wounds while receiving medical attention. Another soldier lost his life, and it is unknown where another one of them is. “We last spoke to him (Colonel Singh) at 6:45 am. He said he would speak later. He was a good man. Last year, he was awarded the Sena Medal for his duty. I salute him,” Colonel Singh’s brother-in-law Virender Gill said. The 41-year-old was the 19 Rashtriya Rifles’ commanding officer. The 34-year-old Major Ashish Dhonack is survived by his wife and daughter, age 2, who reside in Panipat, Haryana. “Last spoke to him on the telephone. He was home one and a half months ago and was supposed to return in October to shift houses,” said Major Dhonack’s uncle.
Deputy Superintendent Himayun Bhat’s Heartbreaking Story
Son of former J&K Police Inspector General Ghulam Hassan Bhat and Deputy Superintendent of the J&K Police, Himayun Bhat passed away from severe blood loss. Only one month prior, Mr. Bhat and his wife had welcomed a son. The police officer, two army officials, and their bodies were found in the Kokernag district of Anantnag’s jungles. Among the top administrators who hurried to the scene of the encounter to oversee the evacuation of bodies were Lt. General Rajiv Ghai, commander of the Army’s 15 Corps, and Director General of the J&K Police Dilbagh Singh.
Terrorists Ambush Troops Led by Commanding Officer
The army and police conducted a coordinated operation in the late hours of Tuesday night in response to specific intelligence concerning the presence of terrorists. The troops were attacked while being led by the commanding officer and a Jammu and Kashmir police deputy superintendent. In a bloody gunfight with terrorists, the three cops suffered serious wounds. Despite the fast arrival of reinforcements, sources claim that intense shooting from the deeply embedded terrorists prevented the injured from being evacuated right away. After Kent, a six-year-old female Labrador dog from the Army’s canine squad, was killed and three security personnel were hurt in a gunfight in Rajouri, Wednesday’s incident took place. The earlier battle resulted in the deaths of two militants.
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