Baramulla: The National Police Day, popularly known as Police Commemoration Day, was observed in north Kashmir’s Baramulla and Handweara, and Jammu on Sunday
In Baramulla, DIG north Kashmir Atul Kumar Goel, SSP Baramulla Imtiyaz Hussain and all ranking police officers were present on the occasion.
In Handwara, rich tribute was paid to police personnel who scarified their lives in the line of duty across the country.
Ashish Mishra, SP Handwara read over the names of all slain police personnel.
In Jammu, Inspector General of police, Jammu, S D Singh Jamwal paid tributes to all slain police personnel.
Participating at an event in the Police Martyrs Memorial in the railway station here, Jamwal prayed for peace for departed personnel and also for the prosperity and welfare of their families.
Jamwal inaugurated a blood donation camp where many personnel of the force volunteered to donate blood. A number of senior police officers attended the event, a police spokesman said.
Notable functions were organised in all 10 districts of Jammu province, where many current and retired senior police officers, members of slain police personnel families and members of civil society participated, the spokesman said.
In the winter capital, the main function was conducted at Gulshan Ground where the IGP took the salute of the commemoration day parade.
The spokesman said Jamwal read out the names of 415 slain police personnel of the country in the last year, which included police organisations and paramilitary forces.
Lauding the role of all slain personnel, the IGP said Jammu and Kashmir police has been rendering yeoman service to the nation and the society under hostile and challenging circumstances at the cost of personal safety and comforts.