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Inspector-General of Police Wazeer Ahmed placing a wreath at the memorial to mark Police Martyrs’ Day in Gulbarga on Monday.— Photo: Arun Kulkarni
Inspector-General of Police Wazeer Ahmed placing a wreath at the memorial to mark Police Martyrs’ Day in Gulbarga on Monday.— Photo: Arun Kulkarni

: Inspector-General Of Police Wazeer Ahmed said police personnel aged above 40, particularly the constabulary, would be subjected to periodic health check-ups to ensure that their health would not suffer due to stress while discharging their duties.

Speaking at the Police Martyrs’ Day, after placing a wreath in front of the martyrs’ statue on Monday, he said voluntary organisations like Rotary clubs would be roped in to organise health check-up camps and to impart medical treatment to police personnel.

Commending the service of the police, he said many a police personnel have laid down their lives while discharging duties with dedication to maintain law and order.

While stating that as many as 577 police personnel had sacrificed their lives while discharging duty in the country, he emphasized the need for them to carry the weapons and helmets provided to them to protect themselves. Stating that there was a shortfall of 300 to 400 police personnel in the district, Mr. Ahmed was hopeful that the establishment of the police commissionerate in Gulbarga would help ease the situation as the required staff could be recruited and existing infrastructure facilities could be upgraded to ensure security.

Deputy Commissioner of Police N.V. Prasad, in his address, said the police have a major role in maintaining law and order and provide security to the society.

Amit Singh, Superintendent of Police, was present.

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