Wanchoo attends Police Day parade as a retired police officer

Governor B.V. Wanchoo set aside protocol and attended the Police Commemoration Day parade as a retired police officer and placed a wreath at the police memorial on the premises of the police headquarters here to pay tributes to the martyrs.

Goa police paid rich tributes to 578 police and paramilitary personnel from across the country killed in action over the past year between September 1, 2012 and August 31, 2013, as a part of the Police Commemoration Day on Monday.

Director General of Goa Police Kishan Kumar, while paying tributes to the martyrs at the memorial said that the history of commemoration day traces back to October 21, 1959, when a patrol party of CRPF, led by SI Karam Singh, was ambushed by the Chinese forces at Hot Springs Ladakh and 10 jawans were killed.

He read out the names of the police personnel who died on duty during the past one year.

On October 21 every year, commemoration parades are held in police units across the country as a mark of respect to brave police martyrs, who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty.

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