'I fired at militants and they fled', said Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) constable Raghunath Ghait on Thursday.
How CRPF jawan Raghunath Ghait foiled a terror attack at Karan Nagar
'At that time, snow was falling and I could not see a lot. Then I confirmed that they are militants so I challenged them and started firing towards them. They took advantage of darkness and escaped to the nearby building,' Ghait said.
He said that after that the CRPF team came and the operation started.
DG rewarded Constable Ghait Raghunath with Commendation Disc and Certificate for exceptional alertness, presence of mind and gallant response. The hero single handedly foiled a massive terrorist attack on Karannagar camp. pic.twitter.com/t0ohlieVxyWhile militants' attempt to sneak into the camp was foiled, a CRPF constable was killed in the gunfight that followed.— CRPF (@crpfindia) February 15, 2018
Ghait added that had militants reached camp, there would have been more casualty, and a lot more harm.
CRPF Director General (DG) RR Bhatnagar has said, 'We have taken a decision to grant this courageous constable out of turn promotion.'
Ghait, 27, hails from Nandura in Maharashtra.
The incident happened as the security forces battle increased attempts by terrorist groups to target them in Jammu and Kashmir.
Last week, Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists targeted an Army camp in Sunjuwan in Jammu in which six soldiers and a civilian were killed.
On Monday, two Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists attacked a Central Reserve Police Force camp in Karan Nagar area in Srinagar. After a 32-hour gunbattle, security forces killed the attackers.