Awardee Details

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Name of Gallantry medal awarded with Notification No & Date: Police Medal for Gallantry  Notification No :51-Pres/2011 25/05/2011

Name of Awardee : Utpal Borah


Date of Birth : 01/01/1973

Native Place : Kurati Gaon, PO/PS-Sooten, Dist. Biswanth Chariali

Date of Joining the Police/Force :12/07/2000

Education Qualification :B.A. passed


Awardees Father

Sri Mohan Borah


Awardees Mother

Smti. Sona Borah

Brief of incident / Award Citation:

On 26.02.2009, in the morning based on a secret information about possible shelter of ULFA militants in village Baligaon under Jengraimukh-PS. A joint search operation was conducted by CI Majuli, Shri Pranab Kumar Gogoi and O/C Gormur OS SI Utpal Borah as per the direction of Supdt. of Police, Jorhat alongwith armed force (CRPF/ASPN) personnel. As soon as the security Forces had cordoned off the area, the ULFA militants taking shelter inside started indiscriminate firing at the Police & CRPF party. The security forces retaliated strongly under the guidance of CI Shri Pranab Kumar Gogoi assisted by SI Utpal Borah O/C Gormur PS. In utter disregard to their personal safety and security, they charged at the dreaded militants forcing them to retreat and killed two of them who were later identified as Sarat Borah S/o Priyaram Borah of Dhuwachala gaon, P.S. Majuli and Bhaskar Hazarika (ULFA name) @ Dimbo Nath @ Dimbeswar Nath (actual name), S/O Shri Punaram Nath of Achirikhana Nath gaon P.S. Lakhimpur. Bhaskar Hazarika, Commander of 28th Bn ULFA was trained in Afghanistan and was responsible for rise and sustenance of ULFA in Assam.

The operation was conducted in a village which is very hostile to movement of security forces and scanty information is available about the movement of extremists. During the half an hour encounter, CI Pranab Kumar Gogoi fired 8 rounds of 9mm ammunition from his service pistol followed by SI Utpal Borah O/C Goramur P.S. who fired 16 rounds from AK-47 Rifle. Huge cache of Arms and ammunition and some incriminating documents also were recovered from the PO. In this connection a case vide Jengraimukh PS Case No. 4/09 U/S 120(B)/121 A/307 IPC R/W Sec. 25(1)(A)/27Arms Act, 10/13 UA (P) Act has been registered.