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Shri Rajnath Singh releases illustrative book “Ayodhya ke Shoorvir”

The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh released an illustrative book of Central Reserve Police Force titled “Ayodhya ke Shoorvir” in New Delhi. The book depicts the saga of valour of CRPF in foiling terrorist attack on Ram Janam Bhumi – Babri Masjid Complex. On July 05, 2005, after exploding outer barricade of the complex, the heavily armed 5 terrorists tried to move towards the inner barricading, where troops of 33 Battalion CRPF were deployed. The militants with an intention to storm the “Sanctum Sanctorum” fired heavily at the troops along with lobbing of grenades and firing Rockets. But the troops retaliated fiercely and bravely and neutralized all the five militants after an hour long gun battle. No devotee sustained injuries. A cache of arms and ammunition was recovered from the dead terrorists.

For displaying unparalleled bravery and valour, 20 CRPF officers and men were awarded with gallantry medals which included 02 Shaurya Chakras, 06 President’s Police Medal for Gallantry (PPMGs) and 12 Police Medal for Gallantry (PMGs).

On the occasion of release of the illustrative book “Ayodhya ke Shoorvir” Shri K Durga Prasad, DG CRPF and other senior officers of the Force were present.

CRPF is publishing a series of illustrative book Shaurya Gathayen on the valour of its officers and men. Till now 04 such books – Sardar Post: Ek Shaurya Gatha, Veer Brighunandan, Shurveer Prakash, Janbaz Elango have been published.