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In one year, about 800 brave men lost their lives

Last updated on: October 21, 2010 12:06 IST

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Around 800 police and paramilitary personnel sacrificed their lives in the past one year during operations or attacks on them with Central Reserve Police Force topping the list with 191 such cases.

A total of 797 personnel from state police and paramilitary forces like Border Security Force, CRPF and National Security Guard were killed during a period from September 1, 2009 and August 31 this year.

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CRPF, which is in the forefront of anti-Naxal operations, topped the list of casualties with 191 that included 76 personnel who laid their lives in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada.

Uttar Pradesh and BSF followed CRPF in casualties with 99 and 64 cases respectively.

During 2008 September and August last year, the police forces lost 841 lives with UP topping the list with 107 cases followed by CRPF (81) and BSF (72).



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Punjab Police lost 57 policemen during the period while Naxal-affected state Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh had 43 and 21 casualties respectively.

The figures for Jammu and Kashmir (49), West Bengal (48), SSB (29), RPF (18), CISF (8) and ITBP (6).

A Commemoration day was observed on Thursday by various police organisations in New Delhi.




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The Delhi Police lost nine police officers during the period. Special Commissioner (Administration) Neeraj Kumar took the salute on the occasion as Commissioner Y S Dadwal is on leave till next Monday.

Twenty-five policemen died in Orissa while the figure was nine for Karnataka, Uttarakhand (18), Bihar (16), Manipur (10), Madhya Pradesh (8), Nagaland (5) and Assam (1).




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The National Security Guards lost five of their sharpshooters while Rajasthan Police lost one during the period.




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