Police Commemoration Day observed in the city

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Monday, 22 October 2018

Guns were fired in the air and two minutes silence was observed at the venue in memory of the police personnel, who were killed in the line of duty across the country. A wreath-laying ceremony also took place during the event.

PUNE: The 59th Police Commemoration Day was observed in the city on Sunday at the Centre for Police Research (CPR) on Pashan Road. 

Guns were fired in the air and two minutes silence was observed at the venue in memory of the police personnel, who were killed in the line of duty across the country. A wreath-laying ceremony also took place during the event.

Eminent scientist Dr Raghunath Mashelkar graced the commemoration function. Senior police officers, including Pune Police Commissioner Dr K Venkateshma, CID chief Sanjiv Kumar Singhal, Police Wireless Department Head Ritesh Kumar, Pimpri-Chinchwad Police Commissioner RK Padmanabhan and Pune Rural SP Sandip Patil were also present.  

“In the last one year, 416 police personnel from across India lost their lives while performing their duties. Police Head Constable Sunil Dattatray Kadam, Suresh Dattatray Gaikwad and Constable Satish Shradharao Madvi from Maharashtra Police were among the martyrs,” stated a press release from the department.

The day commemorates the sacrifices of the ten policemen while defending our borders with China in 1959. Indian Police personnel were responsible for manning the 2,500-mile-long border of India with Tibet until the autumn of 1959.

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