Nation will forever be indebted to bravery, sacrifices of police personnel: LG
Terrorism taking last breath in J&K, says DGP
STATE TIMES NEWS
SRINAGAR: Saluting the bravehearts of Jammu Kashmir Police, Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Saturday said the nation will forever be indebted to the bravery, courage and supreme sacrifice of our police personnel who laid down their lives in the line of duty.
The Lieutenant Governor said this while paying tributes to the martyred personnel of the Police and CAPFs at Martyrs’ Memorial, Armed Police Complex, Zewan on Police Commemoration Day.
The arms were reversed and a two-minute silence was observed to honour the Martyrs.
Aftab Malik, Chairman, District Development Council, Srinagar; Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to Lt Governor; R K Goyal, Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department; Dilbag Singh, DGP and senior officers of Civil and Police Administration also paid tributes to the martyred Policemen.
Meanwhile, Director General of Police, J&K Dilbag Singh read out the names of brave hearts of the country at the ceremonial function held at Zewan Armed Police Complex.
He appreciated the participation of senior officers of CAPFs, Army, Jammu and Kashmir Police, officers from different agencies and different contingents of police and other forces in paying tributes to the police fallen heroes of the country. This day has its origin in the valour of CRPF men who while defending our borders in ladakh area while fighting the enemies in 1959 gave supreme sacrifices of their lives and since then the day is being observed every year by all police forces of the country to remember the police martyrs, he added.
The DGP said that in recent times Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed a massive change and the Union Territory is moving on the track of peace and development.
“We are collectively working for permanent peace and tranquillity in J&K” he said and paid rich tributes to this year’s fallen heroes who sacrificed their lives for the country and its people.
Interacting with the media, the DGP said that the Commemoration Day is being observed across the country to remember and pay tributes to the police fallen heroes of the country who made supreme sacrifices of their lives for the Nation and its people.
“On this day our resolve gets further strengthened to work for the country and its security”, he added.
Referring to the two separate firing incidents at borders, the DGP said that both the incidents are being investigated and details would be shared after the investigation is completed. He said that during over past three decades 1606 police personnel have sacrificed their lives while fighting Pak sponsored terrorism.
Paying rich tributes to the martyrs of Police and other forces, the DGP said that because of the sacrifices of these brave hearts, terrorism has been defeated in J&K.
The DGP said that terrorism is taking its last breaths and added that it is our collective resolve to put a complete end to terrorism in J&K.
He said that time has gone when on the dictation of Pak and its agencies innocent people used to get targeted in terrorism and added that now our people, businessmen, tourists are feeling safer and secure.
On narco-terrorism, the DGP said that in the last few years around 39 cases have been registered, investigation of which are being conducted in professional manner by NIA, SIU and SIA.
He said that recently J&K Police has achieved a major success in Ramban in which around 30 kilograms of cocaine like substance was seized, adding that links of which are connected to Kupwara, Punjab and Uthrakhand. All the involved have been arrested and investigation is going on, he said, warning that anyone found involved in narco-trade or terrorism would be dealt with strictly.
The DGP reiterated the resolve to fight Pak backed narco-terrorism with utmost power and sought the cooperation of people in fighting the menace which, he said, is the conspiracy of Pakistan to harm our youth and to generate funds for terror activities.
The DGP said some terror camps are still active in parts of Pakistan, many infiltration attempts were made this year, of which around 90 percent of attempts were foiled on the border. Majority of the infiltrators who managed to sneak here have been killed, he said.
He said that youth of J&K have understood the conspiracies of Pakistan and its agencies and have rejected the path of destruction. Only 10 misguided youth have joined terror groups this year as compared to 110 last year, he said and appealed to the misguided youth to shun the violence and contribute for peace and development of the UT.
On the occasion, sacrifices of the martyrs, who laid down their lives in the service of the nation, were remembered and wreaths were laid at the memorial. Families of the martyrs were also present on the occasion. Blood donation camp was held where a 200 police personnel donated the blood in memory of the fallen heroes..
FC Home (ACS) R. K Goyal, Spl DG CID J&K R.R Swain, Spl DGP Crime J&K A.K Choudhary, GOC 15 Corps Lt General Rajiv Ghai, ADGP CRPF J&K ADG CRPF J&K Nalin Prabhat, ADGsP S.J.M Gillani, M.K Sinha, Vijay Kumar, Shri Alok Kumar, Commissioner Secretary Industries & Commerce Vikramjeet Singh, IGP (Hqrs/CIV) PHQ, B.S Tuti, DIsG Shahid Mehraj, Altaf Ahmad Khan, Abdul Qayoom, Javaid Iqbal Matoo, and a galaxy of senior officers of police, Army, CAPFs were present.
The Commemoration Day was also observed at all Districts, units and wing headquarters across Jammu and Kashmir. The concerned senior police officers led the officers and jawans in paying homage to the fallen heroes of the country.