The Nawanshahr police paid rich tributes to police and paramilitary personnel who died on duty in various parts of the country, on Police Commemoration Day at ITI ground here on Sunday.
A parade conducted in their memory was led by Banga deputy superintendent of police Bhagwant Singh Gill. Senior superintendent of police Dhanpreet Kaur, chief parliamentary secretary Chaudhary Nand Lal, Shiromani Akali Dal leader Jagteshwar Singh Majithia and several others paid tribute.
Dhanpreet said that on October 21, 1959 a patrol party of the Central Reserve Police Force was ambushed by Chinese forces at Hot Springs in Ladakh, in which 10 jawans died. Since then, October 21 has been observed in the memory of martyrs.
Names of 566 martyrs from different states of the country were read out by the superintendent of police (headquarters) Lakhwinder Pal Singh Khera. Families of martyrs belonging to Nawanshahr were honoured at the function.