Police Martyrs' Day observed

Police Martyrs’ Day was observed here on Tuesday to commemorate the sacrifices of police personnel who lost their lives on duty.

Speaking on the occasion, District and Sessions Judge Uma M G said that the senior police officers should support those who are honest, to bring in reforms in administrative set up. “Owing to a few dishonest officials, the entire department gets bad name. The senior officials should pat the back of honest and sincere police officers. Police play a vital role in delivery of justice. If the police file the charge sheet properly after conducting an inquiry, then the laws can be implemented effectively by punishing the guilty. The police personnel dedicate their lives to protect citizens, so their service should always be remembered and respected.

It  was known that police personnel face severe pressure while performing their duties. “Not only we must salute cops for their work, we must also ensure that they get support and other benefits even after retirement.”

Superintendent of Police S D Sharanappa said “ a total of 659 personnel have lost their lives while on duty from September 2013 to August 2014. This includes 205 cops in Punjab and 126 in Uttar Pradesh. In Karnataka, we have lost 10 cops while on duty.”

IGP (Western range) Amrit Paul, City Police Commissioner R Hithendra and others were present.

Udupi

Deputy Commissioner S S Pattanashetty said that the kith and kin of the police  personnel who had laid down their lives for the country should be taken care of as their sacrifice to the society is priceless.

Speaking after paying homage to the martyrs, the DC said that the society without police is unimaginable as it will be the land of chaos and anarchy. Police are integral part of peace keeping force. These unsung heroes play a significant role at any given time offering round the clock service. 

Superintendent of Police Rajendra said that Martyrs day marks the attack by Chinese forces on a police team patrolling at high altitude of 4,681 metres above the sea level adjoining Indo-China border on October 21, 1959.

Though armed only with rifles, ten policemen were killed and nine captured by the Chinese troops. Since then, the day marks the sacrifices of the police personnel in the country.

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