Azad Jammu & Kashmir President Sardar Yaqoob Khan conferred awards on nine police officers in acknowledgement of their outstanding performance in the police profession.

The AJK government had approved that eight AJK police officers would be awarded President Police Medal and cash prizes. These police officers include DIG Police Dr Khalid Mahmood Chauhan, SSP Mirpur Raja Irfan Salim, DIG Police Mirpur Division Sardar Gulfraz Khan, DSP Khawaja Abdul Qayyum, DSP Raja Nadim Arif, Sub Inspector Bhimbher M Sagheer (late), Sub Inspector Ashfaq Hussain and Driver Allah Ditta. However, SSP Raja Irfan Salim is the only police officer who has been awarded the Quaid-e-Azam Police Medal and President Police Medal at the same time along with the cash awards of Rs3 lakh and Rs2 lakh respectively.

in recognition of his extra ordinary bravery courage and performance during an operation against the bandits in his capacity as then DSP Dadayal Sub Division.

It is famously known as Beili Bitaar Operation held against criminals. He had apprehended a large number of proclaimed offenders involved in various grave criminal cases along with huge cache of fire arms and ammunitions, narcotics and six stolen vehicles in the areas of Police Station Dadayal on February 16, 2007.

Irfan Salim had already been awarded President Police Medal in 1993 in acknowledgement of his extra-ordinary performance during a police encounter with the area's most-wanted criminal Tariq Allias Tariqa, alleged ringleader of a gang, involved in various heinous crimes of dacoities, kidnapping and murder. Thus, this is the second President Police Medal conferred upon him by the government of the State of Azad Jammu & Kashmir.

Irfan Salim has distinguished career in the AJK Police. He is the only officer who was awarded three gallantry awards in his service so far. He attained so many laurels as a result of his outstanding performance following his dedication to the duties because of his extraordinary intellect and professional skills for wiping out crimes from their roots in AJK.

In year 2010, he emerged as the most intelligent and competent investigating officer of the AJK police. He nabbed various inter-provincial bandits including various most-wanted absconders involved in murder, dacoity and abduction for ransom cases.

He was awarded a gold medal in 2012, besides the pride of performance besides cash award by Mirpur Division Police in 1996. At the same year, he also attained top position in the departmental evaluation of performance amongst the best officers of AJK police.