Hockey Player-turned-cop Took Part in Gurdaspur Anti-terror Operation

Jugraj played an active role in the day-long operation against three terrorists in Gurdaspur district\'s Dinanagar town.

Published: 02nd August 2015 07:02 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd August 2015 07:02 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

CHANDIGARH: India's star hockey player-turned-Punjab Police officer Jugraj Singh played an active role in the day-long operation against three terrorists in Gurdaspur district's Dinanagar town on Monday.

Thirty-two-year-old Jugraj Singh was among those Punjab police personnel who gunned down the heavily-armed terrorists.

Singh, a former international hockey player who was once India's penalty corner specialist, is a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) with Punjab Police and posted in Amritsar district.

As police force from Gurdaspur's neighbouring districts were summoned to take part in the anti-terrorist operation who had launched a pre-dawn attack in the Dinanagar which borders Pakistan, Jugraj along with other personnel reached the town to flush out the terrorists who had stormed a police station.

"As soon as the message was flashed about the incident (Gurdaspur attack), we along with other team members rushed to the site to neutralise the terrorists," Singh said today.

Singh said, "We reached Dinanagar at about 8:15 am in the morning and took our positions."

The former hockey player, who had survived a car accident on the outskirts of Jalandhar nearly 12 years ago, said he fired several rounds from his firearm at the terrorists who were holed up in the police station complex.

All the three terrorists were killed in the gunbattle with security forces including the state's SWAT team that stretched for over 10 hours.

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