Police Commemoration Day observed in Mizoram

21 Oct 2017

Mizoram today observed Police Commemoration Day with top officers paying tributes to 383 police personnel who laid down their lives while performing duties across the country between September 2016 and August 2017.
A ceremonial parade, organized on this occasion in Aizawl, was attended by state DGP Thianghlima Pachuau and other officers of the state police. They also laid wreaths on a memorial stone, set up as a mark of respect to the martyred personnel, at the headquarters of the first battalion of the Mizoram Armed Police here. Police Commemoration Day is observed every year to honour the sacrifices of 10 officers who were killed by Chinese forces at Hot Springs, Ladakh, in 1959.
The Chinese Army personnel opened fire and hurled grenades at the police party of 20 personnel, led by sub-inspector Karam Singh. Ten were killed in the incident, seven were taken prisoners and the remaining managed to escape. During the annual conference of Inspectors General of Police of states and union territories in January 1960, it was decided that October 21 would be observed as Police Commemoration Day throughout the country as a mark of respect to all personnel who laid down their lives in the line of duty.