ASI Babu Ram of Jammu and Kashmir Police is also among the brave jawans who received the gallantry award on the occasion of Republic Day. Babu Ram will be awarded the Ashok Chakra posthumously. This brave soldier of Jammu and Kashmir was part of 14 encounters during his service in the Anti-Terrorist Group, in which 28 terrorists were killed. On 29 August 2020, he attained martyrdom while fighting terrorists during one such encounter. There was an encounter between the terrorists and the security personnel on the evening of 29 August 2020. ASI Babu Ram, along with his team, was keeping an eye on the vehicles passing through the highway at Pantha Chowk, which is called the gateway to Srinagar. Meanwhile, three terrorists on a scooty came and suddenly attacked a CRPF jawan standing in the crowd on the roadside. The terrorists also started snatching weapons from that jawan.
Terrorists were hiding in the house, ASI handled the operation like this
The terrorists also fired indiscriminately at the Naka party. There was chaos. The terrorists opened fire and entered the nearby locality and hid in a house. ASI Babu Ram followed him along with his companions. They surrounded the house. First, he started the operation to take out the people trapped in the house which became the hideout of the terrorists. Baburam instructed his squad not to let loose the siege of the terrorists. Meanwhile, more units of security forces also reached. The terrorists were asked to surrender.
last conversation with family
In the middle of the operation, the ASI spoke to his family for the last time. Daughter picked up the phone and all she said was that I am going for an operation. Then it came to know that some other people are also present in the house. Babu Ram again went ahead and started evacuating the people trapped there. Meanwhile, the terrorists opened fire on him but he did not leave the front. Baburam fought with Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Saqib Bashir and was killed shortly after.
All three terrorists killed
The injured ASI Babu Ram was taken to the hospital during the operation itself but his life could not be saved during the treatment. In this encounter, all three terrorists Saqib Bashir and his two accomplices Umar Tariq and Zubair Ahmed Sheikh were killed. The three terrorists were residents of Drangbal in Pampore. Saqib was active in terrorist operations since 2018. Babu Ram was born on 15 May 1972 in village Dharna in the border Mendhar area of Poonch district in Jammu region and wanted to join the armed forces since childhood. After completing his schooling, he was appointed a constable in the Jammu and Kashmir Police in 1999. If ASI Baburam had not acted at the risk of his life, he could have carried out a terrorist and terrible conspiracy.