Out-of-turn pro­mo­tion for Sri­na­gar CRPF hero

Mail Today - - NEWS -

CRPF con­sta­ble Raghu­nath Ghait (27) from Nan­dura in Ma­ha­rash­tra, who has been hailed as a hero by the force, will get an out-of-turn pro­mo­tion.

Ghait on Mon­day sub­verted a ter­ror at­tack at Karan Na­gar area in Sri­na­gar when he no­ticed two sus­pected sui­cide at­tack­ers roam­ing around his camp car­ry­ing AK-47s.

Ghait, who was de­ployed at the ob­ser­va­tion post, fired at the ter­ror­ists and thwarted the at­tack. “In prin­ci­ple, we have taken a de­ci­sion to grant this coura­geous con­sta­ble out-of-turn pro­mo­tion,” CRPF D-G RR Bhat­na­gar told INDIA TO­DAY TV. He will be writ­ing to the Home min­istry to seek sanc­tion for clear­ance of the de­ci­sion.

Sources said the force ex­pects a speedy clear­ance of the file. A for­mal an­nounce­ment would be made once the green sig­nal is granted from top. Ghait joined as con­sta­ble in the force in 2014. In the nor­mal course of pro­mo­tion, he would have to wait for an­other 10 years to be head con­sta­ble.

Ka­maljit Kaur Sandhu

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India

© PressReader. All rights reserved.