J&K DGP SP Vaid appeals for support for slain SPOs' kin, calls on prominent Bollywood celebrities and cricketers

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police Shesh Paul Vaid on Monday appealed to celebrities to lend their support in raising funds for the families of Special Police Officers (SPOs) who have lost their lives fighting militancy.

 J&K DGP SP Vaid appeals for support for slain SPOs kin, calls on prominent Bollywood celebrities and cricketers

File image of Shesh Paul Vaid. Twitter

Paul tweeted: "My humble appeal to social influencers to lend your helping hand for providing support to raise funds for the @JmuKmrPolice SPOs who lost their lives in line of duty."

He mentioned cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag, as well as Bollywood actors Akshay Kumar and Anupam Kher to support the fundraising schemes initiated to help 499 slain special officers' families. He also appealed to the rest of the country to come forward and help rehabilitate these families. "Let us stand up for those who gave their lives for our safety."

Around 32,000 SPOs have been engaged by the Jammu and Kashmir Police for anti-militancy operations in the state in the last six years. They are neither issued weapons nor trained to handle them.

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Updated Date: Aug 06, 2018 13:38:25 IST