Mumbai: The Intelligence Bureau (IB), New Delhi, has written to heads of police in states and union territories seeking details of stories of gallant acts of the police.
Since 2015, Doordarshan (DD) is engaged in the production of a 13-episode serial on police martyrs.
“Five of the series of 13 episodes have been produced and telecast whereas seven others are at various stages of production. The remaining one episode is pending for want of a good story,” wrote IB Additional Director PK Bhardwaj to DD Padsalgikar, DGP, Maharashtra, on August 7.
With a view to spread awareness about the contribution of police forces in defending the nation and instill pride in the profession, Doordarshan is producing a 13-episode serial titled ‘Police Parakram’. Each episode covers an incident highlighting exceptional bravery and supreme sacrifice of policemen in the line of duty.
Bhardwaj added, “The production of the serial is to be completed at the earliest so that the same could be telecast in the weeks preceding Police Commemoration Day. It is requested that stories of gallant acts of police, along with photographs, video/TV footage etc, which in your view could be considered for the making of an episode of the TV serial.”
Accordingly, the Maharashtra DGP office has instructed all police unit commanders to send entries. It was sent by August 13 but some units are yet to respond, officials said.
Observed on October 21 every year, the Police Commemoration Day remembers the sacrifices of 10 policemen who died in Chinese firing in 1959. The first episode of the series features the sacrifices made by police personnel at hot springs in Ladakh in 1959.