76 security personnel died in past year in J&K: DGP

Jammu and Kashmir Police Chief Kuldeep Khoda today said 76 personnel of the security forces, including 49 policemen, have died over the past 12 months in the state.

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police Chief
Kuldeep Khoda today said 76 personnel of the security forces,
including 49 policemen, have died over the past 12 months in
the state.

"In the state, 76 officers and jawans have died this
year, including 49 from J&K Police, 14 from CRPF and 13
from BSF," DGP Khoda said while addressing a function held to
commemorate police martyrs` day here.

He said most of the securitymen have died in
counter-insurgency operations and militant attacks in the
state.

"The Valley has faced militancy for the last twenty years
and we are maintaining a pressure on militants. We have
succeeded in bringing peace and stability," Khoda said.

"War against terrorism will continue and the day is not
far when we will be able to bring complete peace in Kashmir,"
he added.

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who was also present at the
occasion, praised the role of police personnel, saying that
they have faced difficult times in the state.

"We have gathered here in memory of those brave men
who laid down there lives for the nation," Omar said.

The police martyrs` day is being observed across the
country in memory of 10 CRPF personnel who laid down their
lives while repulsing a Chinese attack at the hot springs in
Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir on October 21, 1959.

-PTI

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