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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (ANK)
Mangaluru, Oct 21: Mangaluru city police commissionerate, Dakshina Kannada district police and 7th battalion of Karnataka State Reserve Police observed 'Martyrs' Day' here at district Armed Reserve Police premises on Thursday October 21, to commemorate the sacrifices of police personnel who lost their lives on duty.
IGP Devajyothi Ray along with police commissioner N Shashi Kumar, deputy commissioner Dr K V Rajendra, deputy commissioner of police (Law and Order) Hariram Shankar and others paid homage to the memorial.
The names of police personnel, who laid down their lives in the past one year were read out.
The Police Martyrs’ Day is observed since 1959 on every October 21 in memory of a small contingent of police personnel who were attacked by Chinese troops, which resulted in killing of all the ten police personnel. Since on the fateful day they became martyrs, the day is being observed in their memory.