Special police from South Kashmir's Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir Ashiq Hussain Malik was conferred with gallantry Shaurya Chakra award posthumously for taking part in a fierce encounter in 2018, in which four terrorists were eliminated. He was awarded this gallantry award for showing the highest degree of courage leading to the elimination of four heavily armed terrorists during an operation in Anantnag in 2018.

His parents Maqbool Malik and Shahzado Bano received the award from President Ram Nath Kovind today.

Parents of SPO Ashiq Hussain
Parents of SPO Ashiq Hussain receiving Shaurya Charka from President Ram Nath Kovind

As per police reports, SPO Ashiq Hussain of Chittergul Anantnag was part of the joint operation launched by forces against a group of terrorists hiding in a house at Anantnag on June 22, 2018.

Braving heavy firing from inside the house, Ashiq Hussain reached the house where terrorists were hiding and firing indiscriminately on forces. He engaged the terrorists in firing. Four terrorists were eliminated in the encounter. SPO Ashiq Hussain attained martyrdom in the gun battle.

Wife of SI Imran Tak
Wife of Imran Tak receiving Shaurya Charkra from President Ram Nath Kovind

Sub-Inspector of Imran Hussain Tak also conferred with Shaurya Charka posthumously

President Kovind presented Shaurya Chakra to Sub-Inspector Imran Hussain Tak, who was killed in action. Tak displayed heroic action, indomitable spirit, exceptional bravery, utmost commitment to duty in fighting with terrorists and made supreme sacrifice for the nation.

J&K Police Sub Inspector Imran Hussain Tak was conferred with Shaurya Chakra posthumously for killing a top terrorist commander and arresting another despite sustaining bullet injuries in Srinagar in 2017.

Sub Inspector Imran Tak was killed during an encounter with terrorists on November 17, 2017 in Srinagar. Having received a tip-off about the movement of terrorists in a vehicle in the area, Tak and a police team established a checkpoint on the outskirts of the city. When they tried to stop the vehicle in which the terrorists were approaching, the occupants opened fire. In the ensuing shootout, Tak shot at the vehicle's driver but got injured in the shootout.

As the vehicle's occupants tried to flee, Tak and his team chased them down and confronted them at close quarters, killing one terrorist. Another was arrested after the gunbattle. Tak succumbed to injuries. 

His wife Gulnaz Akhtar received the award from the President in Delhi

Head Constable Subash Chander of J&K recieve Shaurya Charka 

Head Constable Subash Chander is the third awardee of Shaurya Charka. According to the police record, he was deployed at a joint check post in Kralhar, Baramulla district, in view of the impending counting of votes during the urban and local bodies elections in the state last year.

During checking, an SUV was stopped and the passengers asked to prove their identity. One of the men in the vehicle took out an AK-47 rifle and fired on Chander, who by then had taken a defensive position. There were eight others in the vehicle, making it difficult for the policeman to engage the terrorists.

Amid firing, civilians attempted to flee but the terrorists— two, including the first attacker — tried to take them as hostages. Subash gunned down the first terrorist and distracted the second by throwing a stun grenade in front of the vehicle. He then shot and killed the terrorist. A huge cache of arms and ammunition was recovered from the vehicle.

He was earlier honoured with Sher-i-Kashmir Police Medal for gallantry for killing a Laskhar-e-Taiba terrorist in Sopore district.