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HM Amit Shah appreciates ‘acts of honour and honesty’ of two J-K cops

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah lauded two Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel on Monday for their “acts of honour and honesty” after they returned a bag containing Rs 80,000 in cash and other valuables to an Amarnath pilgrim, saying it was an “example of integrity”.

“True heroism lies in our acts of honour and honesty that leave an indelible mark on the lives we touch. ASI Darshan Kumar and HC Satpal of the J&K Police proved this saying correct. They found a bag that contained ?80000, a mobile phone, and Yatra documents. They traced out its owner, a pilgrim, and handed it over to her. I appreciate them for being an example of integrity (sic),” Shah said on Twitter.

On Sunday, Shah also hailed the National Defence Response Force (NDRF) for providing a safe Amarnath Yatra to every pilgrim.

“The NDRF and the SDRF have always stood tall in service to the nation and humanity despite all odds. Their role has been crucial in fulfilling our goal of providing a safer Amarnath Yatra to every pilgrim. Sharing a photograph of an SDRF Jawan carrying a lady yatri on his back for three km through the unforgiving terrain of the Himalayas on her way back from the holy shrine. I applaud them for being the beacon of safety for the citizens,” Shah tweeted.

The 62-day annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave shrine located at a height of 3,888 metres in the south Kashmir Himalayas started on July 1 and is scheduled to conclude on August 31.

The pilgrims travel through two routes — Baltal and Pahalgam — in Jammu and Kashmir. Last year, 3.45 lakh people visited the cave shrine and the figure could go up to five lakh this time, sources said. (Agencies)


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