A novel tribute to ANF cop who died fighting Naxals

A novel tribute to ANF cop who died fighting Naxals

A blood donation camp by police being held at Balehonnur on Friday to commemorate deceased ANF cop Guruprasad.

Speaking after inaugurating the camp, Superintendent of Police M N Nagaraj said the department decided to pay tributes to the deceased in a unique way by organising a blood donation camp.

“One should not be hesitant towards donating blood. It improves one’s health,” he said.
Cash prizes ranging from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 6 lakh have been distributed to the personnel involved in the last year’s Mavinahola encounter, he informed.

Speaking on the occasion, B S Vithal Rao said it should be seen that the blood collected through camps like this is not misused.  “It is regrettable that a police personnel had to sacrifice his life,” he added.

The camp was organised by the District Police in association with ANF and Red Cross. Around 150 police personnel donated blood.

ANF SP Vasudev Murthy, Deputy Commandant Somanna, Koppa DySP Abu Ahad, Red Cross medical officer Dr Kiran Kumar from Shimoga, NR Pura SI Revanna, Bashir Ahmed were present on the occasion.