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Policemen killed in Tirupattur anti-Naxal operation remembered

Policemen killed in Tirupattur anti-Naxal operation remembered
Four personnel, including an inspector and head constable, died in a bomb attack in 1980

| Photo Credit: Special arrangement Residents, elected representatives and police personnel gathered at the memorial in the Town police station premises in Tirupattur on Saturday to pay their respects to police personnel who sacrificed their lives during the anti-Naxal operation of Tirupattur in 1980.“Their (slain police personnel) selfless sacrifice will always be remembered.Officials said more than 100 police personnel formed several teams and encountered 19 Naxalites, including prominent Naxal members, Kannamani, Rathinavel, Anbu and Irutupatchai.Tamil Nadu Retired Director General of Police Walter Devaram paying homage to the policemen who lost their lives in the anti-Naxal operation of Tirupattur in 1980.

Retired Director General of Police Walter Devaram, who was the then Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) for the erstwhile North Arcot district, placed wreaths and paid respect to his slain colleagues on the 42 nd Commemoration Day of the successful completion of Operation Ajanta, which freed the dry northern districts, especially Tirupattur and Jolarpet, from Naxalism.Adikesavalu (head constable of the Vellore North police station), R.

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