Chandigarh, April 25, 2020 (Yes Punjab News)
The Punjab Police on Saturday created and launched a digital ‘Remembrance Wall’ to enable the colleagues, family, friends and admirers of deceased ACP Anil Kohli to pay their respects and homage to the brave corona warrior, who met an untimely death in the performance of his difficult duties during the current pandemic.
Notably, ACP Anil Kohli was the first Police officer in the country to succumb to COVID-19 on April 18, 2020 in Ludhiana
In his message on the launch of the digital REMEMBRANCE WALL by the Punjab Police, the Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh has commended the State Police for taking the initiative of creating and launching a digital ‘Remembrance Wall’ in the memory of ACP Anil Kohli who gave up his life to contain the spread of coronavirus in the country.
Dedicating the digital Remembrance Wall created in the memory of ACP Anil Kohli to all the corona warriors of different police forces of India in the coming days since many outstanding police officers of the country, including ACP Anil Kohli of Punjab Police and two SHOs from Indore and Ujjain in MP have already lost their lives, Gupta said while battling COVID-19 several have either tested positive and many hundreds are quarantined across different states.
According to DGP Dinkar Gupta, the digital wall is hosted on the URL www.inthelineofduty.in. Visitors to the wall can post messages in the memory of the valiant officer.
While posting his message, DGP Dinkar Gupta, said, “Dear Anil, you are an inspiration to the entire Punjab Police. Your dedication to duty, your selfless service and your ceaseless acts of humanitarian goodness have endeared you to the entire State of Punjab. Your sacrifice in the line of duty will continue to motivate us for all in the relentless fight against this terrible disease. You have become a beacon for us all in the Punjab Police. May your soul Rest In Peace.”
Gupta further said that the digital ‘Remembrance Wall’ also has a live map of Punjab where visitors can click on every district for live updates and videos on the work being done by the Punjab Police personnel in the service of the people of State.
Dinkar Gupta also informed that the Punjab Police, besides losing ACP Anil Kohli, also suffered a major setback when the hand of ASI Harjit Singh was dismembered while on duty in Patiala on April 19, in an incident that grabbed national headlines.
“Our force has been under tremendous pressure ever since the curfew was clamped in the State. But our officers have done a commendable job in terms of both maintenance of law & order and the huge humanitarian effort by serving over 7 crore, 60 lakh meals in 4 weeks to the poor and underprivileged people of Punjab, especially the homeless, daily wage workers and migrants from different states of the country, working in close association with various social and religious institutions. I salute everyone of the 80,000 corona warriors of my force,” added DGP.
It may be recalled that the ‘Remembrance Wall’ has been gifted to the Punjab Police by a Gurgaon based techno-media company ‘A Technos’ run by Apurv Abhay Modi and Abhinav Jain. The entire digital project has been conceptualized and created by Carol Goyal of Mogaé Media.