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Bhubaneswar: The 58th Police Commemoration Day was observed across the state with much respect today and was marked with solemnity during separate functions held by the Odisha Police at Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Koraput.
DGP Dr Rajendra Prasad Sharma led the event held at state Police Headquarters this morning and paid homage to the policemen who laid their lives in line of duty amidst gun salutes. A two-minute silence was also observed for at least nine policemen from the state who were martyred this year.
Bhubaneswar-Cuttack twin city Police Commissioner YB Khurania led the Police Commemoration Day event held at the Reserve Police Ground at Bhubaneswar. Addressing the visitors during the event the Police Commissioner claimed that the number of martyrs has been brought down significantly this year due to modernization of the force as well as successful Maoist defense strategy. The event also witnessed a parade held by the Commissionerate Police.
Similarly, the DIG (South Western Range), Koraput S Shyni attended the Commemoration Day event at Police Ground in Koraput and offered floral tribute to the martyr policemen.
“A martyr column has been set up at the Police Ground here with the initiative of Koraput SP Kanwar Vishal Singh to mark the day. We would deal with the Maoist threat prevailing in the district more courageously in coming days,” said Shyni while speaking to the media persons.
Notably, the Police Commemoration Day is observed on October 21, every year to commemorate the highest sacrifice of 10 Indian policemen who were martyred in the Chinese attack in Ladakh in 1959.