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Police Commemoration Day observed at Police Training Centre Banderdewa

The 'Police Commemoration Day' was celebrated in a benefitting manner at Police Training Centre Banderdewa, near here, on Thursday along with rest of the country.

Police Commemoration Day

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  22 Oct 2021 5:25 AM GMT

OUR CORRESPONDENT

ITANAGAR: The 'Police Commemoration Day' was celebrated in a benefitting manner at Police Training Centre Banderdewa, near here, on Thursday along with rest of the country.

IGP Chukhu Apa, while paying rich tribute to the martyrs and their families for their supreme sacrifice read out the names of officers and men who laid down their lives on duty between September 1, 2020 to August 31 last in the country.

Later, the senior police officers and representative of all ranks of state police offered wreath to the martyrs' memorial along with the IGP.

All rank and file of state police and all officers of PTC were present on the occasion.

It is pertinent to mention here that every year, the country celebrates the day to mark the heroic efforts, patriotism and devotion of the police personnel who sacrificed their lives while discharging their duties.

The day remembers the sacrifices of ten policemen who breathed their last in Chinese firing in 1959. On October 21, 1959, Chinese troops opened fire and threw grenades at twenty Indian soldiers in Ladakh.

Ten of the police officials attained martyrdom and seven sustained injuries. On November 28, 1959, the Chinese troops handed over the dead bodies of the martyred policemen to India. They were cremated with full police honors at the Hot springs in North Eastern Ladakh.

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