In the service of 4 years, CRPF officer kills 50 dreaded terrorists, wins 7 bravery awards

The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has played a key role in maintaining the unity and integrity of the nation. This force has a glorious past, praise-worthy present and a future filled with hope and service. CRPF personnel have always won the faith and confidence of the people wherever they have been deployed.

CRPF is not only the world’s biggest armed force, but it is also the bravest armed force in the world. Whether it is a Maoist theatre or a riot situation, CRPF jawans always remain at the forefront. The job of a CRPF officer is very risky as they are required to be alert 24 hours in order to avoid any kind of terror activity.

Today, we are going to talk about such a CRPF officer who is a nightmare for terrorists. Yes, you read it right. Assistant Commandant of CRPF Naresh Kumar, who believes in “Kaam zyada, baatein kum— more work, talk less”, has scripted history by getting his 7th Police Medal for Gallantry (PMG) awarded.

The young officer has received 7th PMG in the last four years making him the most decorated officer. 35-year-old Naresh Kumar made a significant contribution to the country by killing as many as 50 terrorists. He is not afraid of anything. Militants have to think twice before carrying out any mission. He himself leads the team and ensures a successful mission.

“Naresh Kumar, a courageous officer of CRPF has scripted history by receiving his 7th Police medal for Gallantry in a short span of four years. An officer with the sharp tactical acumen and indomitable courage, Naresh Kumar has led the CRPF Valley QAT in Srinagar which has a glorious history of continued success marked with numerous gallantry medals that embellish its valour. This year alone, the Valley QAT has been adorned with more than 15 Gallantry medals,” the CRPF said.

“I got my first in 2017 for an operation which was conducted in Srinagar in 2016. Here, we neutralised two foreign terrorists. Similarly, in 2018, I was awarded 2 PMGs, including one in which we neutralised 2 Hizbul Mujahideen commanders. This operation lasted for three days. I was awarded PMGs on Independence Day and this January 26,” Naresh had told ANI in January.

Naresh Kumar was born in an Army family in Punjab. He completed his studies from Punjabi University. In 2013, he cleared the CRPF Assistant Commandant exam (UPSC) and joined the CRPF.

This year too, CRPF -the largest Central Armed Police Force of the country, has been awarded as many as 55 Police Medals for Gallantry.

“As announced by the government on the eve of the 74th Independence Day today, four Bravehearts have been honoured with the prestigious Police Medal for Gallantry posthumously for their courage, dedication and above all their sense of devotion to the Motherland,” CRPF said in a press release.

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