36 Policemen Killed In J&K This Year
17 October 2009
: As many as 36 personnel of Jammu and Kashmir police were killed during duty in the current year, the Inspector General of Police Jammu zone Ashok Gupta said today. In a message to all ranks of the police, Gupta said, 'While we are celebrating Diwali with our families, let us pause and think of police personnel, who laid down their lives in the line of duty and let us spare thought for their families.' During this year, 36 personnel of J&K police were killed while on duty, he said adding overall 1,359 police personnel-Special Police Officers (SPOs) lost their lives since the start of militancy in the state.