The Police Commemoration Day was observed at the National Police Academy here on Monday. IPS officer trainees, faculty and other staff of the academy attended the event and saluted the valour of the policemen and other officers who lost their lives while discharging their duties.
Academy director Subhas Goswami and others placed wreaths on the cenotaph, said a press release.
Governor, CM pay homage to martyrs
Chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy has said that the state government recruited 28,000 police personnel including DSPs, SIs and constables in the last three years in view of the increased pressure of work on policemen.
Speaking after participating in the Police Commemoration Day parade at the Goshamahal here on Monday, the chief minister lauded the hard work put by the state police due to agitations over statehood issue in the past few months. “We are also trying to increase the budget for the police department,” he said.
The chief minister said this year three policemen from the state lost their lives in the line of duty while a total of 579 had lost their lives across the country.
Earlier, governor ESL Narasimhan also paid rich tributes to the police martyrs and placed wreath at the Police Martyr’s memorial at Goshamahal here.
Incharge Director generaal of Police B Prasada Rao, Hyderabad police commissioner Anurag Sharma and other police officials were present at the commemoration meeting.