Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir’s Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh Wednesday said that 40 forces personnel including 13 cops were killed this year in the line of duty in the region.
Addressing the police commemoration day at Zewan in Srinagar, the DGP said that in total 6000 policemen lost their lives fighting militancy, “From 1 September, 2019 till now, 13 policemen and 27 other forces personnel were killed in militancy and other violence related incidents. The recent causality is that of an inspector Muhammad Ashraf of Anantnag,” the DGP said as per news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO)
From police alone, 13 cops lost their lives in line of duty.
He said police commemoration day is being observed since 21 October 1959 when ten CRPF personnel lost their lives fighting Chinese forces in Ladakh.
He said families of police “martyrs” are being provided with the due compensation and morale of the next of kin of cops is high, “I met the family members of inspector Muhammad Ashraf and his daughter told me that she wants to keep the mission of her father alive,” the J-K Police chief said. He said that police are committed to bringing normalcy in J-K and are working professionally on all fronts.
He paid homage to all 40 forces personnel including 13 cops killed this year and those killed in the past 30 years of strife in Kashmir—(KNO