Police force is very important for any country.
Police Commemoration Day is celebrated every year on 21 October
National Police Commemoration Day – Police force is very important for any country. To save from crime and to punish the sinners for their deeds and to maintain peace and law and order in that area, the police have a lot of cooperation. Police Commemoration Day is celebrated every year on 21 October. This Memorial Day is celebrated for the police all over India. The day of 21 October is dedicated to the ten policemen who were martyred while defending the country on the Indo-China border in 1959. On this day, the employees who died while serving in the police are remembered and tribute is paid to them. Let’s know about this day.
History of this day
On 20 October 1959, three police teams were deployed at the site of Hot Springs in north-eastern Ladakh. Which was in preparation for moving forward the Indian campaign. The team was on its way to Lanak La. On this day, members of two teams returned to Hot Springs that afternoon, but the third party, consisting of two police constables and a commander, did not return.
All the police constables were mobilized the next morning in search of the lost cops.
This team was led by DSP Shri Karam Singh.
In the afternoon, Chinese army personnel were seen on a hill, who opened fire and hurled grenades at the party led by Mr. Karam Singh.
There was no hiding place for them, so most of the policemen got injured.
In this operation, 10 police constables of our country were martyred and the remaining seven were injured.
Seven injured constables were taken prisoner by the Chinese army.
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Three weeks later, on November 13, 1959, the bodies of only ten personnel were returned by the Chinese. These bodies were cremated with full police honors at the place of Hot Springs.
In January 1960, the annual conference of police chiefs of states and union territories decided that from now on October 21 would be celebrated as “Police Commemoration Day”.
FIRST PUBLISHED : October 21, 2022, 18:53 IST