Shaurya Chakra for Rifleman Aurangzeb, Major Aditya KumarAugust 14, 2018 18:15
Major Aditya Kumar of Garhwal Rifles and Rifleman Aurangzeb (posthumously) will be awarded Shaurya Chakra this Independence Day.
Rrifleman Aurangzeb was abducted and killed by terrorists in Pulwama district of south Kashmir in June this year.
Aurangzeb, who belonged to the 44, Rashtriya Rifles, was on way home to celebrate Eid when terrorists abducted him.
Meanwhile, Major Aditya Kumar of 10 Garhwal Rifles came into the limelight in January this year when the convoy he was leading fired at a stone-pelting mob in Ganovpora village in Shopian, leading to the death of 3 civilians.
The then Jammu and Kashmir government had ordered an inquiry and an FIR was registered under Sections 302 (murder) and 307 (attempt to murder) of the Ranbir Penal Code.
The FIR was challenged by Major Aditya's father in the Supreme Court, where the government said that the Major was not named as an accused in the FIR. -- with inputs from ANI, PTI