Kokernag Martyrs Tribute, 30 September 2023

Kokernag Martyrs Tribute
In the highest example of sacrifice for nation recently in an encounter at Gadool Kokernag in South Kashmir three top security officers were martyred along with more security personnel.
The encounter with terrorists continued for many days and few hardcore terrorists were also killed.
As a matter of fact, Major Ashish Dhonchak was one of three Indian Army and Jammu and Kashmir police officers martyred in action during an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district on the intervening night of September 12-13. The encounter broke out in the Kokernag forest area of Anantnag. Major Dhonchak was part of the joint operation team of the Indian Army and Kashmir South Zone police.
The other two officers who lost their lives are Colonel Manpreet Singh and DSP Humayun Bhat. The Army had received specific intelligence about the presence of two terrorists in Koernag village.
Colonel Manpreet Singh had completed 17 years of service in the Indian Army and was known for his unconventional approach and cordial relations with locals. For his service to the force, Singh was awarded with the prestigious Sena Medal for Gallantry in 2021.
34-year-old Deputy Superintendent of Police Humayun Bhat was the youngest among the three police and army officials who lost their lives in an encounter with terrorists at Kashmir’s Anantnag on Wednesday, September 13.
DSP Bhat, after being shot by terrorists, had made a video call to this wife, Fatima, where he told her to take care of their two-month-old infant since he believed he would not make it out of the action alive, as per a report by India Today.
The nation is indebted to the Kokernag Martyrs who laid their lives for integrity and security of Bharat with the will to crush the terror and violence.
Nation of India salutes Kokernag Martyrs.