Friday, November 13, 2015

Chhattisgarh Police celebrates Diwali with members of policemen martyred in anti-Naxal fights

AS THIS report is being written on Friday noon, there has been a gun-battle between police and Naxals in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district. According to TV reports, four Naxals were killed, and casualty on the police side is not known as yet. In a state where over 1,000 cops died fighting the Maoists in the last 15 years, the state police’s initiative of celebrating Diwali with the families of policemen killed fighting Maoists, is a unique and praiseworthy initiative. Chhattisgarh’s additional DG in-charge of…
Anti-Naxal Operations RK Vij took the initiative and spent the day with the family members of those policemen who were martyred while fighting the Naxals. On Wednesday, Vij and other policemen reached Bastar to celebrate Diwali.
Vij also issued an order asking his fellow officials to visit the victims’ families. “More than 1,000 policemen have died in Chhattisgarh while fighting the Maoists in last 15 years. These martyrs sacrificed their lives to secure peace and unity of India. To respect them (martyrs), it is obligatory for the police officials to visit their families this Diwali,” said the circular, as quoted by news reports.
Policemen also bought Diwali gifts to be given to the martyrs’ family members. BoI requests policemen to post their Diwali experiences here, and also mailed us the photos, if available.
In the last week of September, Chhattisgarh Police hogged the limelight, all for wrong reasons, when its official website was hacked by someone called Rummy Khan, claiming himself to be from Pakistan. The website was defaced and a Pakistani flag was pasted there. Later, the cyber experts restored the site.

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