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‘J&K police salutes the valour of Manzoor Ahmad Naik’

Srinagar, March 28:  President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday presented Shaurya Chakra to Constable Manzoor Ahmad Naik (Posthumous) of Jammu and Kashmir Police which was received by his widow at the Defence Investiture Ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister for Defence Nirmala Sitharaman were also present at the event.

A police statement, issued here today said that Manzoor Ahmad Naik displayed sheer grit and unflinching devotion to duty in engaging the militants and made supreme sacrifice for the nation.

“Its a proud moment for J&K Police as Constable Manzoor Ahmad Naik was posthumously conferred with Shaurya Chakra for his gallant action at Hafoo Nigeenpora in Tral of Pulwama district (04 March, 2017) where two (02) top HM terrorists were eliminated,” the statement said.

“Constable Manzoor Ahmad without caring for his personal safety and besides being seriously wounded continued to fight till his last breath. Supreme sacrifice made by this official has made all of us proud,” added the statement.

Manzoor Ahmad started his career by joining force in the year 2003. He was part of the Tral Police team since the year 2005. He was born in Salamabad Dachna in the year 1980. He completed his primary education from Govt. High School Salamabad and studied at Govt. Higher Secondary School Boniyar from where he passed his class 12th examination. He is survived by his father Fakir Mohammad Naik (75), wife Nasreena Akhter (37) and son Ariz Manzoor (2).

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