Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Superintendent of Police Aman Thakur who was killed during an encounter with terrorists in Tarigam, Kulgam got a befitting tribute for his brave act of martyrdom during the final journey ahead of his funeral procession.
As seen in the visuals above, the venue for his funeral rites is overflowing with people who are hailing DySP Aman Thakur with chants of "Shaheed Aman Thakur Amar Rahe," even as the the police official try to control the crowd.
DySP Aman Kumar Thakur lost his life in an encounter with terrorists in Tarigam, Kulgam. He was a 2011 batch KPS Officer and had been heading counter-terrorism wing of J&K police in Kulgam.
The martyr was sent off by patriotic with chants of Pakistan murdabad" and "Bharat Mata Ki Jai"
He was not only an hero for the locals, but also an exemplary official of the state police.
As soon as the news of his martyrdom came out, his colleagues and people who had interacted with him be it journalist or politicians wrote heartfelt tributes for him on social media.
His batchmate from the police, Shabir Khan wrote:
Remembering you Dear Aman...
“Soldier, rest! thy warfare o'er,
Sleep the sleep that knows not breaking;
Dream of battled fields no more,
Days of danger, nights of waking."...
It would be foolish and wrong to mourn for Aman , rather we should thank God that he lived and lived for a cause.
I remember the summers of 2011 , our training days when he used to fire on dummy targets and used to target perfectly he used to say when you will see them as enemies of nation , only then you can have a perfect bull fire....Today you bulled them twice and of course many in past also..
Although some sculptured marble would rise in your memory, some engraved stone will bear record of your deeds but your rememberence be as lasting as the land you honoured dear Aman..
Hey!!!Buddy you have not died .. Bravo!!! though you have slept in dust , Your courage nerves 73 batchmates of 2011 batch KPS and of course your son Arya...
“Remember the next time that you are driving by
And see the flag flying proud and high
That somewhere out there a soldier stands
Weary and cold in a foreign land.
Protecting our country from our foes
Standing tall and proud come rain or snow.
Just in this time remember my friend Aman Thakur......
With tearful Aideu...
Your Batch mate
Another colleague of his Imtiyaz Hussain also expressed his condolences on Twitter.
The late DySP Thakur was martyred in an encounter in Kulgam district of South Kashmir on Sunday. The encounter took place in the Turigam area of Kulgam after the police got an intelligence input about the presence of a group of terrorists in the area, they added.
The approaching police party was fired upon, in which Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP) Aman Thakur got seriously injured in the neck. The officer succumbed to his injuries when he was being flown to the army hospital, the officials said.
One Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist was also killed in the encounter, but his identity is yet to be ascertained.
A resident of Doda district in the Jammu region, Thakur was leading the police team from the front in the encounter with JeM terrorists.
Thakur was posted as the DySP (operation) in Kulgam, a terrorist-infested area of south Kashmir, two years ago and had successfully carried out anti-terror operations in the area. He was awarded the DGP's Commendation Medal and Certificate for his exemplary service in January.