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Cop awarded for excellence

Tura, July 27: Meghalaya police service officer J.F.K. Marak has been awarded the CRPF DGP’s commendation disc and certificate for his outstanding contribution to counter-insurgency operations in Garo hills where he came close to nabbing elusive GNLA chief Sohan D. Shira on several occasions.

The ceremony took place at the CRPF group centre in Guwahati this morning.

The inspector-general of police (IGP) of CRPF for the Northeast, P.K. Singh, gave away the commendation honours to Marak in the presence of top CRPF and state police officers.

Marak is currently the superintendent of police of the North Garo Hills district.

His success story against GNLA was scripted during his long tenure as the SP of East Garo Hills where the militant group has a strong base with jungle camps in the Durama Hills range.

In several operations, police commandos under Marak’s supervision had success stories against militants and dacoits alike killing several senior and hardcore militants and apprehending many more.

Elusive GNLA chief Sohan D. Shira had several narrow escapes from police during counter-insurgency operations supervised by Marak as the district SP.