Mysuru, October 21:- Police Martyrs’ Day was observed at the Police Memorial grounds in the city on Saturday.
Mysuru City and District Police in association with the district Karnataka Police Academy (KPA), Karnataka State reserve police (KSRP) and Karnataka Armed reserve Police (KARP) organised a programme to pay respects to the martyred police personnel at the flower-decked memorial.
Indian Air Force Air Commodore Sunil Jose who was the chief guest of the event paid respects to the Martyred police personnel. IGP (Southern Range) Vipul Kumar, Mysuru City Police Commissioner Dr A Subramanyeshwara Rao, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Vishnuvardhan, DCP (Crime and Traffic) Vikram Amte, Superintendent of Police Ravi D Channannavar and other senior police officers placed wreath at the martyrs’ memorial as a mark of respect on the occasion.
After the laying of wreaths, the national and state anthem was played and 3-volley salute was fired by a group of policemen from their rifles in honour of the police personnel’s who made supreme sacrifice.
Earlier to this after the parade, a minute of silence was observed in respect of police personnel who attained martyrdom fighting their opponents and later the Police flag was lowered to half-mast and the flag was raised again to full-mast.
Speaking on the occasion Sunil Jose said, “The service of Policemen and the soldiers are significant. They risk their lives for the safety of citizens and one should pay homage to these martyrs with reverence. On October 21 in 1959, at the Aksai Chin region in Ladakh, Chinese guards killed nine Police personnel led by DySP Karan Singh. The officers breathed their last after shooting down 10 Chinese guards and injuring nine. Later this day was observed as ‘Police martyrs Day’.”