On the occasion of the Great Victory Day, the Rajshahi Metropolitan Police has given a reception to the heroic police freedom fighters of Rajshahi region who took part in the liberation war on the initiative of RMP.
The reception was held at 12:30 pm on Saturday at the Rajshahi Metropolitan Police Police Lines Conference Room. 39 police heroic freedom fighters and family members of 5 martyred police heroic freedom fighters were invited to the reception.
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Md Abu Kalam Siddique was present as the chief guest on the occasion. At the beginning of his speech, the Commissioner of Police paid homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Shaheed Bir Police freedom fighters and said that freedom fighters are the best children of the nation. We are very proud to honor them. We got an independent country because they fought at the risk of their lives.
He further said that Rajshahi Police Lines has a glorious history in the great war of liberation. Responding to the call of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the police members of Rajshahi jumped into the war of liberation.
For three days from March 25, 1971 to March 26, 1971, the Rajshahi Police Lines were able to resist the Pakistani aggressors armed with modern weapons. In that battle, 18 policemen were killed by the Pak aggressors. In addition, at the highest level of the police, the two senior officers were captured by the Pak aggressors. They too were martyred. The martyrdom of senior officers of the Liberation War Police took place in Rajshahi itself.
A Liberation War Memorial Museum will soon be set up next to the Police Lines mass grave to perpetuate this heroism of the police personnel of Rajshahi during the Great Liberation War. A book on the role of police personnel in the great liberation war will also be published.
The heroic police present on the occasion wished the freedom fighters a happy Victory Day and wished for the forgiveness of the departed souls of all the martyrs including the martyred police freedom fighters in the great liberation war.
At this time many of the heroic freedom fighters reminisced about the direct events of the freedom struggle of this great liberation war. The heroic freedom fighter policemen and the families of the martyred police freedom fighters were present at the time.
Among others present on the occasion were Additional Commissioner of Police (Administration) Md. Sujayet Islam, Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime and Operations) Md. Majid Ali BPM, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Headquarters) Md. Rashidul Hasan PPM, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Boalia) Md. Sajid. Hossain and other senior RMP police officers.