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J&K govt awards cop held in terror plot

Srinagar, June 14, 2013, DHNS:
An encounter specialist of the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Police, who is in custody for allegedly patronising militants to carry out grenade attacks, was among the 104 police officers who were awarded Sher-i-Kashmir medals for gallantry actions on Wednesday.

The awards were presented by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. The sources said Sub-Inspector Shiv Krishan Sharma alias Sonu was not present at the ceremony. The medals were awarded to police officers in recognition of gallantry actions performed from 2002 to 2011.

Sonu was serving in the special operation group of the J&K Police and was arrested at Thathri in Bhadarwah sub-division of Doda district. Recruited as a special police officer, he got two out of turn promotions and is presently serving as an SI. Nicknamed “Robinhood”, Sonu was earlier awarded the President’s medal. He was felicitated by the then deputy prime minister L K Advani.

A statement issued last week by the police revealed: “During investigation of the case FIR No. 33/2013 of Thathri police station, where a grenade was hurled during the intervening night of 27/28.04.2013, has already arrested five accused on whose instance arms and ammunition has been recovered, and have also admitted their involvement in the case.”

Meanwhile, Sonu’s arrest is snowballing into a major controversy with the opposition BJP spearheading the campaign for his release.

State BJP leaders have said they will fight Sonu’s case, both legally and politically, to expose those who hatched the conspiracy to demoralise nationalist forces in the erstwhile Doda district.

 

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