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J&K encounter: Police injured in Kathua shootout succumbs, DGP hails his courage | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Jammu and Kashmir’s DGP hailed a probationary police sub-inspector (SI) Deepak Sharma‘s courage, who succumbed to his injuries after suffering head injuries while encountering a gangster in Jammu and Kashmir, and said that the sacrifice of his will forever be remembered by the nation and people of J&K.
“Hailing the bravery and unwavering courage of PSI Deepak Sharma, who made the ultimate supreme sacrifice while fearlessly confronting and eliminating a wanted gangster in Kathua, the DGP, J&K Sh.R.R. Swain in his message has said that, the supreme sacrifice of PSI Deepak Sharma will forever be remembered by the nation and particularly by the people of the Jammu and Kashmir,” Jammu and Kashmir police said in a post on X.
“On behalf of JK Police pariwar and personally DGP J&K has expressed deepest sympathies to the family of martyr Deepak Sharma. ‘J&K Police stands united in support of the martyr’s family, whose commitment and valour will continue to motivate us.’ the DGP J&K has said in his message,” it added.
Sharma died during the treatment on Wednesday, they said, adding that a special police officer was also injured.
The team of officials, received a tip-off on gangsters Vasudev, a key accused in a murder case registered at Ramgarh police station. Acting on the tip-off, police chased the gangster which led to an exchange of fire near the Government Medical College hospital around 10:30 pm on Tuesday, a police spokesperson said.
Vasudev was killed in the encounter while one of his associates was injured, she added.
Deepak Sharma was injured in the head while 40-year-old Special Police Officer Anil Kumar also suffered injuries. They were initially admitted to GMC Hospital in Kathua and later taken to Amandeep Hospital in Pathankot, the spokesperson said.
Sharma died during treatment on Wednesday. His body has been taken to GMC hospital in Kathua, she added.
(With inputs from agencies)

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