Police lauded for their duty during Dasara

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Steps being taken to enhance cooperative society loan, says CP

Police personnel participating in Commemoration Day parade at AR grounds in the city on Monday. — PHOTO: V. RAJU
Police personnel participating in Commemoration Day parade at AR grounds in the city on Monday. — PHOTO: V. RAJU

Congratulating the police force for putting up an exemplary display of ‘dedication towards duty’ during the recently held Dasara festival, to make it incident-free, Commissioner of Police B. Sreenivasulu, announced that steps were on to enhance the cooperative society loan from Rs.1 lakh to Rs.1.5 lakh.

He was addressing the policemen at the Armed Reserve Police grounds on the occasion of the Police Commemoration Day, after reviewing an impressive parade here on Monday.

Touching upon the history of the commemoration day, he said it is celebrated across the country for supreme sacrifice made by the 10 CRPF jawans on October 21, 1959, in the Ladakh region during the Chinese aggression.

“From that day till today, the police officers and staff have been striving to protect the citizens of the country and maintain peace and harmony, without caring for their personal safety. And many policemen have laid down their lives in the process,” he said. Explaining that the policing have become a difficult and stressful job and with danger of different forms lurking at every corner, he exhorted the men in Khaki to work in the same spirit as a tribute to the men who have laid down their lives. He also urged the general public to be alert and cooperate with the police to nab anti-social elements.

‘Irreparable loss’

The Commissioner said that the loss suffered by the families of slain policemen is irreparable, but the department was trying its best to help them. He pointed out that from this year. 25 per cent of the seats have been reserved for children of policemen who intend to study MBBS and various other scholarships have been listed for meritorious students.

Earlier, he laid a reef at the bust of the former IPS officer K. S. Vyas officer who was killed by the Naxalites. On the occasion, he also felicitated Mary Emmanuel wife of officer Emmanuel Raju who was killed in an encounter with the Naxals on October 4, 1991, near the Pushpa Hotel Junction.

Prizes distributed

After reviewing a parade and reversal of arms for the slain personnel, he distributed prizes and cash awards to nine school children who won in the painting and essay writing competitions that were held during the Commemoration week.

The policemen also took out a rally from the AR Grounds to the Control Room wherein about 500 policemen from three companies participated.



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