Police Commemoration Day observed

Home Minister Rajnath Singh at Police Commemoration Day parade at Police Memorial Ground. Courtesy ANI news

Home Minister Rajnath Singh at Police Commemoration Day parade at Police Memorial Ground. Courtesy ANI news

Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh attended the Police Commemoration Day Parade at the Police Memorial Ground in New Delhi. Reportedly, 370 Police personnel were killed in the whole country while on duty from September 2016 to August this year. He also laid a wreath and paid homage at the Police Memorial.

The police personnel were responsible for securing India's border with Tibet until the autumn of 1959.

It was decided in 1960 during the annual conference of Inspectors General of Police of States that October 21 would be marked as the Police Commemoration Day in all police lines across the country to mark the supreme sacrifice of the 10 policemen.

Most of the police personnel were killed while dealing with cross-border firing from Pakistan, fighting terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir and Naxals. While members of the two parties returned the same day to Hot Springs, the third one including two Police Constables and a Porter did not.

Meanwhile, Twitter is pouring in with tweets praising the courage and valor of policemen.

During an operation in 1959 Chinese Army personnel in the Ladakh region attacked an Indian police party by opening fire and throwing grenades. Their bodies were cremated at Hot Springs with full Police honors. Citing the New York-based Mercer's survey which placed Hyderabad as second safest city, Reddy said Chief Minister K.Chandrashekar Rao has addressed the issues of 1,600 police personnel from DG to SI rank officers for the first time. Bengaluru Chief Minister Siddaramaiah also attended the Police Commemoration Day parade.

Further, while reading out the details of 370 martyrs across the country, the DGP lauded the courage shown by the said personnel in protecting the lives and properties of the public and requested the society to recognise the priceless services of the police personnel.

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