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Police Memorial Day recalls sacrifices of those killed in the line of duty

Senior Secretary of the Public Security division under the Home Ministry Akhter Hossain on Saturday said the police carry out challenging duties like maintaining security of life and protecting property of the people, maintaining law and order, which are very difficult to implement.

The police has been performing those challenging duties properly since if these are not implemented properly, there will be severe chaos in the society and development will be hampered.

Akhter Hossain came up with the remarks while addressing a programme, which was organized to mark the Police Memorial Day at Police Staff College Convention Hall at Mirpur in the city on Tuesday.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Benazir Ahmed presided over the function where welcoming remarks were made by Additional IG (HRM) Md. Mazharul Islam. Additional IGs, heads of various units of the police based in Dhaka, senior police officers and families of police personnel killed in the line of duty were present on the occasion.

Senior Home Secretary said ,”We view any minor incident by the police in a negative light,” he said. “Rather, we may think that we can sleep peacefully at night because the police are awake.”

In his speech, the IGP Benazir Ahmed said that Police Memorial Day has been celebrated since 2017. Today we are reunited in that continuity. “In 2021, we lost 348 colleagues, of which 136 lost their lives during on duty,” he said.

The IGP said that in times of peace the police are engaged in war. This war is against unrest, against terrorism, against those who want to disrupt the peace and security of the society. “We are engaged in this war for 24 hours. In case of war, the loss is certain. Since we are constantly fighting for state security, social security, we are also sacrificing every year,” he added.

“We are trying to establish the Central Police Hospital as a full-fledged hospital. A divisional hospital is being set up in Dhaka,” he said.

Police Memorial Day 2022 has been celebrated with due dignity in all metropolitans, range and district units of Bangladesh Police.

Later, a memorandum of recognition was given to the families of the police personnel who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty at the Police Staff College Convention Hall.

It may be mentioned that out of 138 police personnel who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty in 2021, there is one Additional Superintendent of Police, one Assistant Superintendent of Police, ten Inspectors, 23 Sub-Inspectors, one Sergeant, 19 ASIs, two Naiks and 81 Constables.

Source: United News of Bangladesh