Tributes were paid to policemen who lost their lives while discharging duty on the occasion of Police Martyrs’ Day, at a function organised at the District Police Headquarters here on Monday.
Additional Sessions Judge Prakash Nadiger, who was the chief guest, placed a wreath on the Martyr memorial. He said every citizen should pay homage to those who have sacrificed their lives to protect their countrymen and motherland. He said, the nature of police job had become complex and policemen were compelled to work in a stressful atmosphere.
Mr. Nadiger said law-enforcing agencies need to be respected and protected in order to ensure peace in society. Superintendent of Police B.S. Lokesh Kumar read out the names of 577 policemen who lost their lives while discharging duty during the year 2012-2013. The police fired three rounds in the air and observed two-minute silence as a mark of respect as the police band played.
Belgaum Special Correspondent writes:
District Principal and Sessions Judge K.N. Phaneendra said only those who risked their lives and lost while fighting the enemies of the society and nation could be regarded as martyrs, not others who died for other reasons.
Paying tributes to policemen who sacrificed their lives while fighting against internal enemies and maintaining law and order on the occasion of Police Martyrs’ Day in Belgaum on Monday, he said the police was fighting a hard battle to ensure security. IGP Northern Range Bhaskar Rao and Superintendent of Police Chandragupta also paid tributes.