42 J&K police personnel killed since last September

As many as 383 police personnel, including 42 from Jammu and Kashmir, were killed in last one year, Director of Intelligence Bureau Rajiv Jain said Saturday.

Addressing the Police Commemoration Day in New Delhi, Jain said the 383 police personnel were killed while performing various duties from September 2016 to August 2017.

Among these police personnel, 76 belonged to the Uttar Pradesh Police, 56 belonged to the BSF, 49 were from the CRPF, 42 from the Jammu and Kashmir Police, 23 belonged to Chhattisgarh, 16 were from West Bengal, 13 each belonged to Delhi and the CISF, 12 each were from Bihar and Karnataka and 11 from the ITBP.

Majority of the police personnel died while dealing with cross-border firing from Pakistan, fighting militancy in Jammu and Kashmir, Naxals and other law and order duties, he said.

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