Ministry of Home Affairs
(Central Reserve Police Force)
Dated 14th February, 2017
Subject: -GALLANT CRPF COMMANDANT BRAVES BULLETS
An encounter took place between militants and security forces (45 Bn CRPF, 13 RR and SOG, Sumbal) in the wee hours today. Acting on specific intelligence reports about the presence of militants in the
area, security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Hajin area of Bandipora district. When the troops were conducting the search operation, the hiding militants started firing upon them. At this crucial juncture Shri Chetan Kumar Cheeta took the
challenge and gave them valiant and befitting response. Shri Chetan Kumar Cheeta, Commandant 45 Bn CRPF led the troops from the front and in a brave courageous effort to neutralize militants suffered multiple gun-shots. He was evacuated to 92 Base Hospital,
Srinagar but due to his critical condition, he is now being shifted at Trauma Centre, AIIMS, New Delhi by Air Ambulance today evening. In the ensuing gun battle, three army men have been martyred and seven others have been injured. One foreign terrorist has
been neutralized and some arms & ammunitions have been recovered from the incident site.
Public Relation Officer
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