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Kashmiri militant-turned-soldier Nazir Ahmad Wani gets Ashok Chakra

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Lance Naik Nazir Ahmad Wani, Kashmiri militant, Kashmiri soldier, Ashok Chakra, Ram Nath Kovind, Lance Naik Nazir Ahmad Wani wife Mahajabeen, Republic Day, January 26th, National news

New Delhi: Lance Naik Nazir Ahmad Wani, who had returned to the mainstream abandoning militancy, has been posthumously awarded Indias highest peace time gallantry award, the Ashok Chakra.

President Ram Nath Kovind will present the award to Wani’s wife Mahajabeen on the Republic Day, January 26.

 

Lance Naik Nazir Ahmad Wani, Kashmiri militant, Kashmiri soldier, Ashok Chakra, Ram Nath Kovind, Lance Naik Nazir Ahmad Wani wife Mahajabeen, Republic Day, January 26th, National news

 

On November 25 last year, Lance Naik Wani was participating in an operation against six terrorists in Hirapur village near Batgund in the Kashmir Valley.

Amid the intense gun battle, Wani eliminated the district commander of the Lashkar-e-Taiba and a foreign terrorist. He was then hit by several bullets, including in his head. He also injured another terrorist before succumbing to his injuries.

 

Militant turned Kashmiri soldier Nazir Ahmad Wani awarded with Ashok Chakra:

 

Wani had joined the Army’s 162 Infantry Battalion (Territorial Army/Home and Hearth) Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry in 2004.

 

Lance Naik Nazir Ahmad Wani, Kashmiri militant, Kashmiri soldier, Ashok Chakra, Ram Nath Kovind, Lance Naik Nazir Ahmad Wani wife Mahajabeen, Republic Day, January 26th, National news

 

He was conferred with Sena Medal for gallantry twice in 2007 and 2018. The 2018 Sena Medal was given for eliminating a terrorist from very close range.

A resident of Cheki Ashmuji of Kulgam district in Jammu and Kashmir, Wani is survived by his wife and two sons, Athar (20) and Shaid (18).

 

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Groom shot dead at wedding venue in UP district

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Azamgarh (Uttar Pradesh): A groom was shot dead by unidentified assailants just before he reached the ‘mandap’ for the wedding ceremony.

The incident took place on Tuesday night in Masirpur bazaar locality in Devgaon police circle.

According to reports, the ‘baraat’ had come from Singhpur and just as the groom was walking towards the ‘mandap, two bike-borne assailants came and sprayed him with bullets.

The groom was taken to a nearby medical facility where he was declared brought dead.

Angry family members created a ruckus at the hospital after which the police came and sent the body for post mortem.

A number of family members, both from the groom and the bride side, have been detained for interrogation to ascertain the motive behind the crime.

The police said that the killers were probably following the groom from a distance and attacked him when the ceremony was about to begin.

There were no CCTV cameras in the area.

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