Police martyrs' sacrifice remembered

Modernisation of the department is essential to keep pace with changing times: MLC

 He was speaking at the programme organised on the occasion of Police Martyrs’ Day at Parade Ground in the City on Wednesday.

“Oversized uniforms are still being distributed to the police personnel,” expressed Sudarshan who said that in the current situation use of modern weaponry to maintain peace and tranquillity has become inevitable. Hence it is necessary that police personnel who guard our social life, are given modern weaponry, he added.

Though modernisation of the police department has been launched, it is being implemented at a snail’s process. The police personnel who are at the bottom of the hierarchy must be provided better facilities, he added.

Unknown problems

Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer G V Ranga Rao who was the chief guest said that the police personnel are facing challenges hitherto unknown. He lauded the police personnel who laid down their lives fighting the nefarious plans of terrorist, naxals and anti-social elements who are involved in destabilising the country.

A society without police cannot be imagined, Rao added.

833 policemen

As many as 833 policemen in the country have laid down their lives in the year 2008, said SP K P Puttaswamy. As many 20 amongst the 833 personnel are from Karnataka, he added.

Zilla Panchayat member Mangamma Muniswamy, K Prahald Rao, Krishna along with leaders of various associations paid floral tribute to the Martyr’s Memorial. Many police officers from the district including Additional SP Phaneendra Singh were present on the occasion.

Kolar Gold Fields

 District Fast Track Sessions Court Judge Lakshminarayana on Wednesday called upon the police to perform their duties without coming under any external pressure.
He was speaking after the flag hoisting at the Police Martyrs’ Day celebrations organised at the Robertsonpet police station premises in KGF.

“Police should strive to curtail anti-social elements and should gather the confidence of the public by responding to their problems,” he said.

Public support

 Legislator Y Sampangi reminded the public that the police were also human and needed the support of the public to eliminate the anti-social elements.

City Development Authority President Munirathnam Naidu,  DySP Seshadri, APMC President Dr Krishnamurthy, member Muniswamy Reddy, Government Employees’ Association President Pallavi Mani, Block Education Officer Krishnamurthy and all circle inspectors and sub inspectors were also present.

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