Event in memory of 292 cops killed in harness

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Event in memory of 292 cops killed in harness

Tuesday, 22 October 2019 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

The Delhi Police on Monday organised Commem-oration Day Parade in remembrance of 292 Police personnel who laid down their lives in serving their forces from September 1, 2018 till August 31, 2019. The Parade was held at New Police Lines Ground, Kingsway Camp in the national Capital.

Special Commissioner of Police (GA) Rajesh Malik read out the names of 292 martyrs of Delhi Police and State and Central Police Organisation-wise number of personnel who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty. In all, 292 police personnel including 10 of Delhi Police were killed while serving in their respective forces.

Ten personnel of Delhi Police, Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Surender (Traffic), ASI Omvir Singh (Traffic), ASI Jitender Singh (Traffic), Head Constable (HC) Uday Singh (IGI Airport), HC Guljhari Lal (Dwarka Dist.), HC Rajpal Singh Kasana (Spl.Cell), HC Mahvir (Rohini District), Constable Kuldeep Singh (3rd Bn.), Constable Pradeep Yadav (Dwarka District) and Constable Sunny (West District)  laid down their lives in the line of duty.

Other State and Central Police Organizations personnel who were killed during the period were also remembered. "Two in Andhra Pradesh, three in Arunachal Pradesh, seven in Bihar, 14 in Chhattisgarh, three Haryana, one in Himachal Pradesh, 24 in Jammu Kashmir, five in Jharkhand, 12 in Karnataka, two in Madhya Pradesh, 20 Maharashtra, 02 Manipur, 02 Odisha, 10 in Rajasthan, one in Sikkim, one in Tripura, five Uttar Pradesh, one in Uttrakhand, seven in West Bengal, three in Assam Rifles, 41 in BSF, six in CISF, 67 in CRPF, 23 in ITBP, five in SSB, four in NDRF and 11 in RPF personnel laid their lives between September 1, 2018 till August 31, 2019 on duty," said a senior police official.

Retired Delhi Police Commissioners T R Kakkar, Dr K K Paul and other retired and serving senior police officers of CPOs and Delhi Police paid homage by laying wreath at the memorial. A two minutes silence was also observed in remembrance of martyrs.

"About 60 years ago on 21st October 1959 on this very day, a small troop of the Indian policemen who were stationed at Ladakh for the safety of the nation was suddenly ambushed and attacked by a huge number of Chinese soldiers who were hiding in the mountains.  During the attack, 10 Indian police personnel were martyred," said Mandeep Randhawa, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) and Public Relation Officer (PRO), Delhi Police.

"Since then, in order to pay homage to these brave martyrs we remember them on this day. Simultaneously we also pay homage to all those brave soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the service of the nation in the last one year," said PRO.  

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