The Hon’ble Union Home Minister, Shri Amit Shah during his recent visit to Jammu & Kashmir addressed a public rally at Baramulla and thereafter changed his route and went all the way to the border town of Uri to meet the family of Martyr Mudasir Ahmad Sheikh. The Hon’ble Home Minister also laid a wreath on the grave of the said martyr. The Hon’ble Home Minister saluted Mudasir’s family for being a great source of inspiration for the J&K Police force in particular and the youth of Kashmir in general. He praised their patriotic spirit and courage for openly denouncing terrorism and for celebrating the martyrdom of their son as a national sacrifice.
Fierce Gunfight With Terrorists
Martyr Mudasir Ahmad Sheikh son of a retired JKP Sub Inspector Shri Maqsood Ahmad Sheikh hailing from Uri area of District Baramulla was born in 1990. He was appointed as SPO in Jammu and Kashmir Police in the year 2016 and later was absorbed as a police constable for his extraordinary services.
On May 25, 2022 acting on a generic information regarding movement of terrorists in Baramulla, multiple nakas were established at many places including near Shrakwara-Najibhat Crossing in Kreeri area. The braveheart was part of the team of valiant undercover operatives of Jammu and Kashmir Police and 52 RR of the Indian Army which intercepted the terrorists heading for targeting Amarnath Yatra.
The naka party was noticed by a group of terrorists travelling in a silver colour Santro car, who started firing indiscriminately upon the naka party leading to a chance encounter. The terrorists’ fire was effectively retaliated and in the fierce gunfight, three foreign terrorists belonging to proscribed terror outfit JeM were gunned down. Incriminating materials including huge cache of arms and ammunition and IEDs was recovered from the site of the encounter.
In the encounter the braveheart Mudasir Ahmad Sheikh received critical gunshot injuries. He was immediately shifted to nearby hospital where he attained martyrdom. It is pertinent to mention that the said group of terrorists was active since long time in lower reaches of Baba Reshi forest areas and were being tracked.
Protector Of Motherland
Martyr Mudasir is survived by his father Shri Maqsood Sheikh, mother Smt Shameema Begum, two sisters, and three brothers. He was the eldest of all the siblings. The departmental and locals friends of Mudasir described him as a brave and fearless person. They said that he was always available for his relatives and friends in any adversity. For his helping nature, Mudasir was known as ‘Bindas Bhai’ among the locals, relatives, and friends.
Jammu & Kashmir Police shall always remember the valiant warrior who fought to protect our motherland and sacrificed his life in action
Hon’ble Lt. Governor Shri Manoj Sinha visited the family soon after his death, besides senior officers of the Police and the administration. Hardly a week before his killing during a gunfight, Director General of Police J&K Shri Dilbag Singh had felicitated him for the good work and his team for busting the terror module involved in a grenade attack on a wine shop in Baramulla.
Jammu & Kashmir Police shall always remember the valiant warrior who fought to protect our motherland and sacrificed his life in action.