Haji Nazir Hussain Mir, 70, whose call to his elder brother in Jammu helped the Army and police corner terrorists in the border town of Poonch last week, was felicitated by Northern Army Commander Lt General D S Hooda on Thursday.
“Lt Gen D S Hooda met Haji Nazir at Poonch and commended him and his wife for their bravery,” said Colonel S D Goswami, defence ministry spokesperson, at the Northern Command Headquarters. He presented the Army Commander’s Commendation to Mir and J S Johar, Poonch SP, for his “sterling role in the operations,” the spokesperson added.
The General Officer Commanding-in-Chief appreciated the spirit of cooperation among the locals and synergy between the Army, police and civil administration, which helped the Army kill four Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists. Hooda later visited Rajouri to review the security situation and interact with the civil administration, assuring them of assistance in maintaining normalcy in the region, the spokesperson said.
Mir, along with Mumtaz, 62, had gone to his native Poonch town from Jammu nearly two months earlier to supervise renovation work at his house. “When the encounter began, we realised that we could also become victims of firing… but the operation was successful,” Mir said.