42 police personnel killed during past one 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 a 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.

Meanwhile, 383 police personnel were killed while performing various duties across India from September 2016 to August 2017. Among these police personnel, 76 belonged to the Uttar Pradesh Police, 56 belonged to the BSF, 49 were from the CRPF, 42 from the Jammu and Kashmir Police, 23 belonged to Chhattisgarh, 16 were from West Bengal, 13 each belonged to Delhi and the CISF, 12 each were from Bihar and Karnataka and 11 from the ITBP.

Majority of the police personnel died while dealing with cross-border firing from Pakistan, fighting in Jammu and Kashmir, Naxals and other law and order duties.

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