Mangaluru, Oct 21, 2015: Police Martrys’ Day was observed at the District Armed Reserve Police office grounds on October 21, Wednesday under the joint auspices of the Mangaluru Police Commissionerate and DK District Police. The Police Flag was lowered and silent prayer as well as floral tributes were paid to those police personnel who laid down their lives while on duty across the nation since the past one year.
Amrit Paul, IGP (Western Range) who was present as a chief guest, stated that a greater risk was involved in the services of the Police Department and stressed the need for the police personnel to be physically and medically fit to ensure they effectively faced the challenges while on duty.
Recalling the fatal attack while chasing a criminal that led to the death of Doddaballapur SI recently, Amrit Paul said the next of family of a police personnel who dies while on duty now gets a compensation upto Rs 25 lakh instead of the earlier Rs 5 lakh.
Dr Sharanappa, District Superintendent of Police spoke about the significance of the Day and said the ambush by Chinese forces on this day in 1959 which led to the death of ten police men while nine were captured in Ladakh is observed as Police Martyrs Day.
A.B. Ibrahim, Deputy Commissioner of Police said the society has to remember the sacrifices made by the Police personnel to ensure law order and peace in the society.
S Murugan, City Police Commissioner, Valentine D’Souza, CCB inspector, N Yogish Bhat, former MLA and several family members of Police Martyrs were present.