Jalandhar: Punjab Police DGP Gaurav Yadav, during 63rd state-level Police Commemoration Day was observed at the Punjab Armed Police (PAP) headquarters here, said the police was committed to the safety of the people and peace and tranquillity in the state. Terrorism will not be allowed to rise again in Punjab.

The DGP said that although Pakistan’s intelligence agency ISI is trying to spoil the atmosphere of the state, its plans will not be allowed to succeed.

He said that as many as 1792 Police officers had sacrificed their lives while fighting terrorism during the period from September 1981 to August 1992. The total 1792 martyred Police officers includes 1604 officers and constables of Punjab Police, while, remaining 188 Personnel were from Central Armed Police Force (CAPF).

A well-organised commemoration parade was held at the Police Martyr’s memorial constructed inside the PAP campus. After giving a general salute to the DGP Punjab, the names of all 261 police martyrs of this year were read out by Commandant 80th Battalion. A two-minute silence was observed, and later, senior officials laid wreaths at the martyr’s memorial.

DGP Punjab Gaurav Yadav, speaking on the occasion, assured fulsome support and cooperation from the Punjab Government and Punjab Police to the families of martyrs. “We will not let the sacrifices of our Heroes go in vain. I assure you that the Punjab Police will continue to serve with full dedication and bravery to ensure peace and harmony in the border state,” he said.

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