13 policemen among 40 security personnel killed this year in line of duty, says DGP Dilbag Singh

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J&K Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh on Wednesday said that thirteen policemen were among forty security personnel to have been killed this year in line of duty in Jammu and Kashmir.

The DGP said that in total 6000 policemen lost their lives while fighting militancy in the past three decades. “From September 1, 2019 to October 31 2020, 13 policemen and 27 other security forces personnel were killed in militancy and other violence-related incidents. The recent causality is of an inspector Muhammad Ashraf of Anantnag,” the DGP said while addressing the policemen at the commemoration day in Zewan here, reported news agency KNO.

He said police commemoration day is being observed since October 21, 1959 when ten CRPF men lost their lives fighting Chinese forces in Ladakh.

Singh said that the families of policemen killed in line of duty were being provided with due compensation and morale of the next of kin of slain cops is high. “I met the family members of slain 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 bring normalcy in J&K and are working professionally on all fronts.

He paid homage to all forty security forces personnel killed this year and those killed the past thirty years of strife in Kashmir.