‘National Police Day’ observed across UT of J&K with ceremonial tradition

IGP Jammu Zone Mukesh Singh paying tributes to martyrs at Police Martyrs Memorial at Railway Station Jammu on Wednesday. —Excelsior/Rakesh
IGP Jammu Zone Mukesh Singh paying tributes to martyrs at Police Martyrs Memorial at Railway Station Jammu on Wednesday. —Excelsior/Rakesh

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Oct 21: ‘National Police Day’ popularly known as Police Commemoration Day was observed with full ceremonial tradition across the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
The day is celebrated every year in the memory and honour of SI Karam Singh and his ten compatriots of CRPF (1st, 2nd and 3rd Battalion) who on 21st October 1959, scarified their lives while holding the attack by PLA at Hot spring in Ladakh at the height of 4681 meters above the sea level.
Impressive function were organized in all the districts of Jammu and Kashmir where large number senior police officers, retired police personnel, members of the martyrs families and members of civil society participated.
JAMMU: A function was organised by at Gulshan Ground Jammu to observe the day. Mukesh Singh Inspector General of Police (IGP) Jammu Zone took the salute of the Commemoration Day parade. GOs of all Jammu based Units, apart from a number of senior, retired police officers and prominent citizens of Jammu participated in the function. IGP Jammu Zone read out the names of 264 brave martyrs of the country which included martyrs from J&K Police and PMF like BSF, CRPF, ITBP, CISF, SSB, NCB, NDRF and FS, CD&HG and rich tributes were paid to all who laid down their lives for the Unity and Integrity of our Nation while serving in different parts of the Country during the past one year. On the occasion, a series of sports tournaments were started in the name of Martyrs Memorial Tournament. IGP Jammu Zone also interacted with NOKs of martyrs and heard to their grievances. Earlier all the Jammu based GOs assembled at Police Martyrs Memorial at Railway Station where rich tributes were paid to all the martyrs. Besides, another impressive function was organized in the evening at Police Martyrs Memorial Railway Station, Jammu where a large number of Police, civil families assembled to light candles and pay rich tributes to the martyrs of the nation.
On the occasion of ‘Police Commemoration Day’, various Battalions and Institutes of CRPF based in Jammu region organized programs and remembered martyrs. During such an event organized in Group Centre CRPF Bantalab, PS Ranpise, IG CRPF, Jammu Sector apprised personnel about the importance of this day. SP Singh DIGP, GC Bantalab and all other senior officers, subordinated officers and jawans also participated in the wreath laying event. During the event, to give tributes to martyrs, two roads named after martyrs in the Group Centre Campus that is Shaheed Sipahi Inderjit Singh Marg and Shaheed Naik Raghubir Singh Marg and both roads were inaugurated by Veer Naaris Madhu Devi and Kamlesh Devi in the presence of PS Ranpise IGP, Jammu Sector, CRPF. PC Gupta Commandant, Sumit Verma Deputy Commandant and Rajesh Kumar Deputy Commandant, GC Bantalab were among others present on the occasion.
REASI: Police Commemoration Day was observed here at DPL. SSP Reasi Rashmi Wazir inaugurated the newly constructed Police Martyrs Memorial at DPL Reasi. Rashmi Wazir, SSP Reasi accompanied by Rajinder Kumar Sharma, Additional DC Reasi, Jyotsana Sarkar DFO Reasi, Anil Katoch Sharma Principal STC Talwara, Purshotam Sharma CO IR 1st Battalion distributed gifts to the next of kin of martyrs as a token of respect. The parade was attended by Surjit Kumar Bhagat Additional SP Reasi, Mumtaz Ali Bhatti DySP DAR Reasi, Iftkhar Ahmed DySP Headquarters Reasi, Kuljeet Singh SDPO Katra, Satish Bhardwaj SDPO Arnas, CMO Reasi and other officers from civil and police administration and CRPF, families of martyrs and prominent citizens of District Reasi.
RAJOURI: District Police Reasi observed the Police Commemoration Day at DPL here. DIG Rajouri Poonch Range Vivek Gupta, SSP Rajouri Chandan Kohli, Commandant IR 2nd Battalion Mohammad Rashid, Additional SP Rajouri, Additional SP Nowshera, all Sub Divisional Police Officers, SHOs, Police Post In-charges and other field officers were present. District Magistrate Rajouri Mohammad Nazir Sheikh, Additional District Magistrate Thakur Sher Singh and other civil officers also took part in the event. A Police Martyrs Memorial Cricket Tournament was also inaugurated in the ground of DPL which was declared open by DM Rajouri alongwith DIG Rajouri Poonch range and SSP Rajouri.
RAMBAN: Deputy Inspector General (DIG) DKR, Abdul Jabbar, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Ramban, Haseeb Ur Rehman and Commandant IRP-9th Battalion, Amit led the officers and personnel of J&K Police and J&K IRP in paying the floral tributes to the martyrs on 61st National Police Commemoration Day observed at Shaheed Samarak in the DPL here today. DIG and SSP interacted with the family members of martyrs and listened to their grievances and assured them of their early redressal.
SAMBA: National Police Day was observed by District Police Samba in DPL here in which tributes were paid to martyrs who had made supreme sacrifice of their lives in the line of duty. SSP Samba, officers of Civil Administration, Police, security forces, retired police officers, families of martyrs and prominent citizens were present. Later, an interaction was held by SSP Samba with the NoKs of martyrs and assured them of every possible help from Samba Police. The family members of Police Martyrs visited the Police Martyrs Gallery at DPL Samba. The gift items were also distributed among the families of Police Martyrs on National Police Day.
UDHAMPUR: Police Academy Udhampur organized commemoration parade in its campus in memory of the martyrs of various states police, BSF, CISF, CRPF, Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guard, ITBP, NCB, NDRF and SSB who sacrificed their lives while rendering commendable services and setting exemplary model of duty during the period 01-09-2019 to 31-08-2020. Mohan Lal, SSP, Assistant Director Police Academy Udhampur took the salute of the commemoration parade. Mohan Lal, SSP, Assistant Director (Outdoor) along with Mohammad Faisel Qureshi, SSP Assistant Director (Admn) PA, Ashish Rathore CPO, Sunil Kumar SrPO, Ramesh Kataria, PS/Administrative Officer, KK Sharma, DySP (Q), Suraj Singh DySP (R&D), Zahid Saif Wani, DySP (Indoor), Sanmati Gupta DySP (Outdoor) and huge gathering of PSIs and other courses paid tributes to the police martyrs by laying floral wreaths at the Shaheedi Smark. Police Commemoration Day was also observed at DPL Udhampur.
Sujit Kumar, DIG U-R Range presided over the function. Sargun Shukla, SSP Udhampur and all other officers of District Police also participated in the function and the Commemoration Day Parade. All the families of police martyrs besides retired police personnel, prominent citizens and distinguished guests were present on the occasion.
POONCH: District Police Poonch observed National Police Commemoration Day which was attended by all ranks of District Police alongwith District administration led by DDC Poonch Rahul Yadav. The Commemoration parade was led by Sachin Gupta, DySP DAR Poonch wherein SSP Poonch Ramesh Kumar Angral took salute.
BARAMULLA: In memory of martyrs of J&K Police, Sulaiman Choudhary, DIG, NKR Baramulla in presence of SSP Baramulla Abdul Qayoom and other officers of the district inaugurated the Police Martyrs Memorial Sports Festival in Baramulla, which will last for 10 days.