Srinagar: Recognising the brave act of two civilians, who nabbed an armed Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist Mohammad Naved alias Mohammad Usman at village Chirdi in Udhampur district last week, the Jammu & Kashmir Police recruited the duo on Tuesday.
The J&K police have issued an appointment order for Rakesh Sharma as constable and recommended the government for relaxation of qualification bar in favour of Vikramjeet for his appointment as follower in the police force, as per an Indian Express report.
Furthermore, in recognition to their rare display of courage in nabbing a Pakistani terrorist alive, the state police have also recommended to the state government names of Rakesh and Vikramjeet for the prestigious Shaurya Chakra Award to be conferred on the occasion of coming Independence Day.
Rakesh Kumar and Vikramjeet, along with three other youth, were held hostage by Pakistani terrorist while he was fleeing from the spot of terror attack. They fought with the terrorist and captured him with the help of a few VDC members.
Later, the captured militant who is alleged to be a resident of Faislabad in Pakistan was identified as Mohammad Naved Yakub.
In the Udhampur attack, two heavily-armed terrorists believed to be from Pakistan, had ambushed a convoy of BSF personnel and opened fire in which two constables and a militant were killed while another terrorist was caught alive in a manner identical to the nabbing of 26/11 Mumbai attacker Ajmal Kasab.
The Deputy chief minister had earlier raised the matter with Chief Minister Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed, who directed state Home Secretary to ensure that the duo are awarded.