New Delhi: Home Minister said that contribution of Delhi Police is immense and it is one of the finest police forces of not just India, but the world.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday presided over the 73rd Raising Day Parade of Delhi Police. The occasion was graced by the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal and the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry Kiran Bedi.
Shah presented medals to Delhi Police officers for their meritorious service on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Shah said the legacy of Sardar Patel, who founded Delhi Police, has been held steadfast by Delhi Police on several occasions.
The Home Minister said while constructive criticism of police is always welcome, we must never forget that after Independence, more than 35000 police personnel have laid down their lives while performing duty. He said every citizen of the nation should nurture a deep sense of respect for police personnel who serve and protect us continuously at all times.
Shah said that 10000 CCTV cameras were installed in the area covered by 165 police stations. He noted that the Ministry of Home Affairs has sanctioned 9300 CCTV cameras to ensure safety of women in the capital city.
The Union Government has sanctioned Rs 137 crore for police housing in Narela and Rs 88 crore was sanctioned by the Ministry of Home Affairs over and above this amount, he added.