Gurdaspur (Punjab), April 26 (ANI): Sawinder Singh, one of the two policemen, who died fighting militants was cremated here with full State honours at his native village Pokhar in Punjab's Gurdaspur district on Monday (April 26).
Sawinder was killed during a counter-militants operation near the India-Pakistan border on April 25.
The top brass of the police also joined hundreds of mourners including State ministers at the cremation ceremony and appreciated the heroic deeds of Sawinder Singh.
"Bravely, he (Sawinder Singh) killed those militants who otherwise would have caused much damage we just can't judge. A new way would have been created for the militants. These brave personnel of Punjab Police took the challenge risking their lives......... We salute them and pay our homage to him," said Sahota, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Border Range, Punjab Police.
The nearly two-hour long encounter at Ratarwan village in the district took place after a couple tipped-off the police that two men carrying weapons had come to their house during night and wished to know the directions leading to the main road.
The other slain policeman, Constable Narinder Singh was also cremated with full state honours at his native village Jaggowal Bangar in Gurdaspur district.
Minister Sucha Singh Langah, Transport Minister Master Mohan Lal and Maninderjeet Singh Bitta, founder President of All India Anti-Terrorists Front were also present on this occasion at the cremation ground. (ANI)