Kohima, Oct. 21: Nagaland police observed Police Commemoration Day today to pay tribute to those personnel who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty.
At a programme at Tennis Court New Reserve Phesama today, Nagaland director-general of police Besesayo Kezo said altogether 576 policemen died on duty this year from all over the country — of them 11 were of the rank of deputy superintendent of police/assistant commandants or above. In Nagaland, five policemen were killed.
A parade was held and two minutes silence was observed as a mark of respect to the fallen policemen.
The names of all those policemen who sacrificed their lives were read out. AIG (operations) Yanithung read out the roll of honour, which was laid on a cenotaph by the Angrakshak Toli
Recounting the bravery of some martyrs, the DGP narrated the story of how a CRPF patrol party, led by sub-inspector Karan Singh, was ambushed and killed by Chinese forces at Hot Springs, Ladakh.
“The bravery of the 10 jawans fighting and dying at 16,000 feet, in extremely cold conditions and against all odds was a display of the rarest courage,” he said.
Kezo said the job of policemen was becoming more and more dangerous.