Bhopal, October 22 (IANS): The nation is indebted to the martyred police officers who sacrificed their lives in the service of the nation, Madhya Pradesh Governor Mangubhai C. Patel said on Thursday during the Police-2021 Remembrance Day parade at Lal Parade Ground on Thursday.
The governor praised the efforts of the police to maintain law and order in the state. “A swift investigation and an increase in convictions has become possible thanks to the activity of the state police,” he said.
Prior to the governor’s address, the Police Memorial Day program began with the “Rashtra dhun” presented by the police band. Subsequently, the governor paid homage to the martyred jaws by saluting the memorial of the parade.
Meanwhile, the governor also appreciated the State Police’s Dial-100 service as well as online character verification and e-FIR.
Patel praised the police for successfully curbing the activities of bandits and naxalites in the state. He also welcomed the establishment of women’s police stations in all districts and 700 Mahila Urja offices.
On this occasion, the Governor also met with the families of the police officers and staff members who were martyred last year and expressed his condolences.
Later, Police Director General Vivek Johri said that this year 15 members of the Madhya Pradesh police force were martyred while on duty.
“The deputy’s police stand alongside the families of the martyrs and undertake to provide them with all facilities and assistance in accordance with the rules,” said DGP.
Madhya Pradesh Interior Minister Narottam Mishra, Chief Secretary Iqbal Singh Bains and several other officials were also present on the occasion.