42 personnel of J&K police killed in a year: DGP

Srinagar: Director General of Police (DGP) S P Vaid today said that as many as 42 personnel of Jammu and Kashmir Police, including Deputy Superintendent of Police (Dy SP), laid down their lives in the line of duty in the state during the past one year.

Vaid was speaking at the Police Commemoration Day Parade here in Srinagar on Saturday.

As per official records, 328 security force personnel have been killed from September 2016 to August 2017 in the rest of the country.
Meanwhile, 1,622 personnel from Jammu and Kashmir Police have been killed in the last 28 years in the state during counter-militancy operations and militant attacks.

“42 J&K police personnel security forces have laid down their lives while fighting militants in Jammu and Kashmir from September 2015 to August 2016,” DGP S P Vaid said at the Police Commemoration Day Parade here.

He said 1622 police personnel — including one Deputy Inspector General (DIG), one Superintendent of Police (SP), 20 Deputy SPs, 24 Inspectors, 34 Sub Inspectors (SI), 63 Assistant SI, 142 head constables — were killed in the last 28 years in the state.

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