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Siddaramaiah promises to build police memorial, hike pay

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday announced that a stadium and a memorial for police personnel will be built and space will be identified for it.

Published: 22nd October 2017 01:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd October 2017 07:34 AM   |  A+A-

Kannada actor Shivarajkumar pays homage to martyrs at Police Martyrs’ Day event in Koramangala on Saturday | NAGARAJA GADEKAL

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday announced that a stadium and a memorial for police personnel will be built and space will be identified for it. Speaking after paying homage to 370 police personnel who died on the line of duty at the Police Martyrs’ Day event held at Police Ground, Koramangala, the CM said no permanent memorial exists for slain policemen as of now.

He added that pay hikes will be given to police personnel above the rank of sub-inspector. A total of 320 police personnel who died between September 2016 and August 2017 were honoured at the programme, of which 12 were from Karnataka.

Addressing the issue of lack of housing for police personnel who are deputed during the Belagavi Assembly sessions, he assured that adequate facilities will be provided. “Even criminals are using technology to commit crimes, the police too should do so and crack cases at the earliest,” he added.

Honour for men in khakhi

The 12 police personnel from Karnataka who were honoured at the programme were Mysuru Lokayukta SP S Ravi Kumar, Vijayapura Lokayukta SP M B Patil, DCRB Police Inspector M Mahesh Kumar, SI Ramachandra Huchappa Ballari, ASI T D Jayaram, AHC Puttamada, constables Arun Kumar, H S Ramesh, Suresh S Dengi, Ramesh Dengi, D S Kiran Kumar and N Lakshman.

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