In a bizarre incident, last week a video of a cop in Sambhal was heard yelling ‘thain thain’ to scare criminals during an encounter, went viral. Now, Uttar Pradesh police has decided to reward sub-inspector Manoj Kumar for the act of bravery.
Apparently, Kumar’s pistol got jammed when the cops were chasing a wanted criminal and in order to scare him, he made ‘gunshot’ sounds. The incident has been honoured as an exemplary ‘act of bravery’ and so Kumar’s name has been recommended for a commendation disc and certificate from the director general of UP police.
“SI Manoj Kumar was hailed as a hero… In a police engagement, the SI didn’t quit… after his pistol choked. He started shouting encouraging words for his colleagues…” Sambhal SP Yamuna Prasad told The Times of India.
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