Patiala, October 21, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
Inspector General of Police, Patiala Range Mukhwinder Singh Chhina, today, said that Punjab Police was fully capable of responding to anti-national forces and no body would be allowed to disrupt peace and unity of the nation. IG Chhina was paying homage to the martyrs of the police and paramilitary forces at the premises of Patiala Police Line on the occasion of Police Commemoration Day Parade.
“The sacrifices of these great martyrs will always be a source of inspiration for us,” said, IG Chhina by adding that Punjab has a border of about 550 km with Pakistan and the neighboring country and ISI always tried to disrupt the peace and unity of our Nation especially Punjab for the last many years by one and another way.
”We have faced terrorism nearly a decade, due to these conspiracies, andwe have lost a total of 1784 police personnel and their family members including 157 martyrs from Patiala range during the war against terrorism,” he added. He said that due to their great sacrifices, peace prevailed in Punjab today.
He further said that although the neighboring state was not shying away from making a mess even today in the shape of narco terrorism but the Punjab police was fully capable of giving a blunt answer and the nefarious designs of any anti-national force would not be allowed to succeed. He said that the day is commemorated in the holy memory of the 10 great martyrs of CRPF who were killed by the Chinese Army at Hot Spring, Ladakh on October 21, 1959 during their duty of patrolling along the border.
SSP Harcharan Singh Bhullar while saluting the families of the martyrs, said that it was due to the sacrifices of these great martyrs that peace had been restored and we cannot repay the value of the grief of these families. SSP Patiala said that the Chief Minister S. Charanjit Singh Channi led Punjab Government had reinstate the special arrears of pensions of police martyr’s families that was lying pending since 2017.
Meanwhile, IG Mukhwinder Singh Chhina, Deputy Commissioner, Patiala Sandeep Hans, SSP Harcharan Singh Bhullar, Mayor of the Municipal Corporation Mr Sanjeev Sharma Bittu, Additional District and Sessions Judge Mr Ranjit Jain & Hari Singh Grewal and former police officers including the families of the martyrs, laid wreaths at the memorial of the martyrs. A police contingent led by DSP Mohit Aggarwal saluted the martyrs with mourning salute following a two-minute silence.
SP (H) Harkamal Kaur read out the names of all the police and paramilitary officers and jawans who lost their lives across the country during the last year. Later, IG and SSP honoured the families of martyrs and also listened to the grievances of the families. Meanwhile, the district police also organised a blood donation camp in memory of the martyrs.
Among the retirees, former IGs Paramjit Singh Gill, Paramjit Singh Grewal, Amar Singh Chahal, Balkar Singh Sidhu, Former SPs Amarjit Singh Ghuman, Sukhdev Singh Virk, Samsher Singh Boparai, Manjit Singh Brar, Patron of Punjab Police Pensioners Welfare Association Samsher Singh Guddu and President Sukhwinder Singh, Principal Police DAV School Meena Thapar, all SPs of the district including Dr Mehtab Singh, Kesar Singh Dhaliwal, Harkamal Kaur and Palwinder Singh Cheema, DSP (H) Gurdev Singh Dhaliwal along with other DSPs and other officers and families also paid tributes to the police martyrs by laying wreaths on the martyrs’ memorial.