Anantnag, September 16, 2023 – In a tragic incident today, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Humayun Bhatt lost his life during a fierce encounter with terrorists in the Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir. DSP Bhatt was martyred when he sustained fatal injuries from enemy fire during the operation.
The encounter unfolded in the early hours of the morning when security forces received intelligence about the presence of terrorists in the area. Acting swiftly, a joint team of the Indian Army, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), and the Jammu and Kashmir Police launched a cordon-and-search operation in the volatile region.
During the operation, DSP Humayun Bhatt displayed exemplary bravery and leadership. He was at the forefront, coordinating the assault against the terrorists who had taken refuge in a residential area. In the intense gunfight that ensued, DSP Bhatt sustained gunshot wounds, but he continued to lead the operation with unwavering determination.
Amid the chaos and danger, DSP Bhatt displayed a remarkable act of courage. Despite being critically wounded, he managed to make a video call to his wife. This poignant moment captured the essence of his dedication to duty and his love for his family. It serves as a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made by the brave men and women in uniform to safeguard the nation.
DSP Humayun Bhatt was rushed to a nearby medical facility, but unfortunately, he succumbed to his injuries. His tragic demise has left a void in the hearts of his family, colleagues, and the entire nation.
Condolences have been pouring in from all quarters, with top officials and political leaders expressing their grief and paying tribute to the fallen hero. DSP Bhatt’s selfless service and ultimate sacrifice for the country will always be remembered with honor and gratitude.
The security forces continued the operation, and in the ensuing gun battle, the terrorists were neutralized. The successful conclusion of this operation underscores the unwavering commitment of our security forces to combat terrorism and maintain peace in the region.
The nation mourns the loss of DSP Humayun Bhatt, a true patriot and a hero, who laid down his life in the line of duty. His sacrifice will continue to inspire generations to come, reminding us of the immense dedication and valor exhibited by our security forces in the face of adversity.