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Jammu encounter: CISF Personnel narrate how they confronted the fidayeen assault on their bus

The safety grid are assured that the retaliation by the joint forces has defeated the conspiracy of the JeM to trigger huge civilian casualties forward of PM Modi’s go to

CISF head constable Pramod Patra in Government Medical College, Jammu. News18

Shattered home windows, a smashed windscreen, a metal tiffin field, a water bottle, just a few caps which might be a part of the CISF uniform — that’s what stays within the bus which was carrying 15 Central Industrial Security Force personnel to responsibility on the Chaddha Camp of Jammu early on 22 April, 2022. At about 4.25 am, the car got here underneath assault from two Jaish-e- Mohammed terrorists, say officers.

Head constable Pramod Patra, who was in the midst of the bus, recalled that the grenades and bullets got here from a top, smashing the glass home windows and hitting the personnel straight. “It was darkish. We weren’t certain from what number of instructions the fireplace was coming from. I jumped out of the window and acquired into the nullah,” Patra recalled.

That bounce saved the lifetime of this father of two. But assistant sub-inspector SP Patel of the CISF misplaced his life throughout therapy in hospital. Patra and the six different personnel who have been introduced in for therapy have been uncertain when the deadly bullet hit Patel.

A resident of Khurda in Odisha, Patra suffered accidents to his hand. His brow was stitched up when News18 visited him on the Government Medical College, Jammu.

On the mattress subsequent to him was J&Ok police head constable Balraj Singh. Balraj was on responsibility on the checkpoint that was arrange after a selected enter about motion of terrorists. “All of us on responsibility have been standing close to the barricade when instantly the fireplace got here. I acquired hit within the leg however retaliated. We continued to fireplace, forcing the terrorists to flee and take shelter in a home close by,” Balraj recalled.

Sahil Sharma, his colleague from Jammu and Kashmir police, was drifting out and in of consciousness after surgical procedure to take a bullet out. CISF personnel Vitthal was nonetheless within the intensive care unit (ICU).

At floor zero, in the meantime, a J&Ok police Gypsy with flattened tyres and glass shards on the highway reminds one of many fierce encounter that occurred at Sunjwan. A board simply 50 metres from the Gypsy leads one to the Sunjwan Army camp that was the goal of terror assaults in 2003 and 2018.

J&Ok director common of police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh mentioned a navy set up might have been the goal of the fidayeen squad. ADGP Mukesh Singh instructed News18 that the motive was to derail Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s deliberate go to to Jammu on 24 April, 2022. “The naka (checkpoint) had been put due to a selected enter about motion of terrorists alongside the nullah. We put a cordon across the space. The terrorists appear to be international terrorists who fired as a result of they might not get out of the naka,” he instructed News18.

Soon after the assault, safety forces eradicated the 2 terrorists.

The CISF in an announcement mentioned, “There have been inputs that some fidayeen terrorist organisations have been planning a significant assault within the Jammu area; a joint combing and search operation was being carried out within the space, whereby CRPF and native police personnel have been deployed for internal cordon & search operation and CISF personnel at naka close to Chadda Camp meant for outer cordon.”

The CISF might have misplaced ASI Patel within the encounter however the safety grid has heaved a sigh of aid, assured that the retaliation by the joint forces has defeated the conspiracy of the Jaish-e-Mohammed to trigger huge civilian casualties forward of the PM’s go to.

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