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Police Commemoration Day observed in Puducherry

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Police Commemoration Day is observed every year to honour the sacrifices of 10 officers who were killed by Chinese forces at Hot Springs, Ladakh, in 1959.

Similarly, the DIG (South Western Range), Koraput S Shyni attended the Commemoration Day event at Police Ground in Koraput and offered floral tribute to the martyred cops.

Among these police personnel, 76 belonged to the Uttar Pradesh Police, 49 from the Central Reserve Police Force, 23 belonged to Chhattisgarh Police, 16 were from West Bengal Police, 13 each belonged to Delhi Police and the Central Industrial Security Force, 12 each were from Bihar and Karnataka Police and 11 from the Indo-Tibetan Border Police. He also recalled that the Telangana State government was giving top priority to the welfare of members of the martyred families. Home Minister Rajnath Singh, under whose ministry the central police forces operate, paid tribute to those who were killed while on duty across the country between September 2016 and August 2017.

Union Home Secretary, Rajiv Gauba as well as heads of all the central paramilitary forces and the Commissioner of Delhi Police also attended the parade. "The State Police today paid tributes to those martyrs", the DGP said.

The Police Commemoration Day primarily marks the sacrifice of 10 policemen who were killed by Chinese forces while they were trying to defend India's borders in 1959.

Over 380 police personnel have laid down their lives while serving the public across the country this year, Home Minister N. Narasimha Reddy said here on Saturday.



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