Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party on Saturday felicitated the two young men who helped capture a Pakistani terrorist Naved alive in Udhampur on 5 August.
JKNPP chief Balwant Singh Mankotia praised these ‘heroes’ handling them with the ‘Panthers Bravery Award’ which also included a cash of Rs 21,000 each.
The party described the two youths-Vikramjeet and Rakesh Kumar as the “pride of Dogras”. Singh said that the youth have become a source of inspiration for the entire young fraternity.
The JKNPP president also appealed to the state government to provide them with a regular job in the police department.
Vikramjeet and Rakesh also spoke to media sharing their experiences of how they caught the terrorist by his neck and snatched his AK-47 rifle before overpowering him. In return, the militant also fired a few rounds on them but they managed to escape.
Armed with AK assault rifles, Mohammed Naved Yakub, son of Mohammed Yakub and resident of Ghulam Mustafabad area in Faislabad town of Pakistan, along with another terrorist Noman alias Momin, fired at a BSF convoy on the highway at Simroli. BSF jawans retaliated killing Noman while Naved was later captured alive. Pakistani officials were quoted by media reports as saying that there was no record of the man arrested in India.