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21 October is commemorated as the Police Day all over India. This day has great relevance, as on this day in 1959, at Hot Springs in Ladakh a group of Indian Policemen led by Karam Singh was attacked by Chinese army, while they were searching for a missing reconnaissance party.

10 cops were brutally killed and seven were taken as prisoners. Ahead of the incident, proved the courage and sacrifices of Indian Police, in January 1960, 21 October was officially declared as Police Commemoration Day.

Every Year, on this day people all over the nation remember sacrifices of the police, which now-a-days goes unnoticed. We sometimes curse Police calling them corrupt and useless, but we should keep in mind that, we cannot blame the whole Police department for the fault few corrupt policemen.

Here are some glimpse of how commemoration day celebrated today

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today paid homage to the police personnel who laid down their lives in the line of duty as the nation marked the National Police Commemoration Day.

Singh laid a wreath at the National Police Memorial in Chanakyapuri here along with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Director of the Intelligence Bureau Dineshwar Sharma and other senior police and paramilitary officers.

The National Police Commemoration Day is observed on October 21 to remember the martyrdom of security personnel.

“On the occasion of Police Commemoration Day today, I salute all those brave police personnel who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty,” Singh said.

The Director of the Intelligence Bureau said that 473 policemen were killed in the line of duty in various parts of the country between September 2015 and August 2016.

The day is observed in the memory of the policemen who were killed while taking on Chinese forces at a place called Hot Springs in Ladakh in 1959 when they were guarding the Indian border.

Other paramilitary forces like CISF, CRPF, ITBP, SSB and NSG will hold events at their respective locations to mark the say.

(Inputs: PTI)