Paramraj Singh Umranangal is a senior IPS officer who belongs to a prominent political family in Punjab. His family was at the forefront of the effort to maintain national unity during the dark days of militancy in Punjab. His grandfather, Sardar Jiwan Singh Umranangal, though himself a former Akali legislator and minister, was one of the few courageous voices of the time who openly condemned the militant takeover of the Golden Temple by Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and his armed followers and their anti-national activities.
Not only that, he was the sole Sikh leader who went around the countryside preaching peace and amity between Hindus and Sikhs of Punjab when most others were too afraid to make any public statements for the fear of the militants.
Because of his staunch public stand, he immediately became a target for the terrorists and though he survived several attempts on his life, his son, who was the father of S. Paramraj Singh Umranangal, was ambushed and killed in broad daylight. S. Paramraj Singh Umranangal, who had just been accepted into the police force around that time, was also similarly targeted but bravely faced the armed insurgents and survived several violent encounters with them.
Original Source: Medium
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