Police Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Aman Thakur, who was killed in an encounter with militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam on Sunday, was so passionate about joining the police force that he had left two government jobs and joined the police. Aman Thakur was about 40 years old. The first job he got in the Social Welfare Department. After this, he was appointed to the post of Lecturer in a government college, which was awarded due to postgraduate degree in animal science. A close friend of the police department told that Aman Thakur always wanted to join the police force and he had the passion of wearing uniform.
Deputy Superintendent of Police Aman Kumar Thakur who lost his life in an encounter with terrorists in Tarigam, Kulgam. He was a 2011 batch KPS Officer & had been heading counter terrorism wing of J&K police in Kulgam for past 1.5 years.
J&K police: Deputy Superintendent of Police Aman Kumar Thakur who lost his life in an encounter with terrorists in Tarigam, Kulgam. He was a 2011 batch KPS Officer & had been heading counter terrorism wing of J&K police in Kulgam for past 1.5 years pic.twitter.com/PA1vLTAZ1O— ANI (@ANI) February 24, 2019
Aman Thakur, resident of Doda area in Gogla district, was the officer of the Jammu and Kashmir Police Service of 2011 batch. He lived with elderly parents and wife Sarla Devi and six year old son Arya.
Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh could not control his feelings while remembering many of his meetings with this young police officer. Dilbagh Singh said, “He always kept himself busy with zeal and led his team from the front.” During his tenure in the southern state of Kargil district, Aman Thakur had won the bravery award for several times. While paying tribute to the highest sacrifice of Aman Thakur, Singh said, “We are with Thakur’s family in this hour of sadness.”
Aman Thakur was recently honored with DGP Medal for his remarkable contributions. He was awarded the Sher-E-Kashmir Veerta Medal for his courage in his bravery and anti-terrorist campaigns. Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Satyapal Malik has expressed grief at the martyrdom of Thakur.
Hon’ble Governor J&K Sh Satyapal Malik led dignitaries,Civil Army CAPF,Police officers PWWA members in paying tributes & laying flora wreaths on mortal remains of the Martyr DSP Sh Aman Thakur who gave supreme sacrifice of his life while fighting terrorists in Kulgam yesterday. pic.twitter.com/XusUvK89lP— J&K Police (@JmuKmrPolice) February 25, 2019
Tribute by batchmates of Jammu & Kashmir Police to DySP Aman Thakur who sacrificed his life for the the country fighting Pakistani terrorists at Kulgam, South Kashmir.
IPS and IAS Association of India also paid respect to martyr DSP Aman Thakur.