3,276 cops infected by COVID-19, 60 personnel killed in militant attacks in 2020
Jammu: Sixty security personnel were killed in militant attacks in Jammu and Kashmir, while 3,276 policemen were infected by COVID-19 during 2020.
A total of 16 Jammu and Kashmir policemen and 44 security forces personnel were killed in militant attacks this year, officials said.
“As many as 3,276 police personnel tested positive for coronavirus while fighting the disease as front-line workers. Fifteen personnel died due to the disease,” PTI quoted a senior police officer as saying.
He said thousands of police personnel in the Union territory stood firm during the pandemic.
“Front-line warriors assisted in combating the virus and implementing advisories issued from time to time by the government,” the officer said.
According to officials, as many as 1,329 police personnel tested positive for COVID-19 in Kashmir zone, and six of them died due to the disease.
In Jammu zone, 1,947 police personnel tested positive for the highly infectious disease, and nine policemen lost their lives after being infected.
Many police personnel in Jammu and Kashmir voluntarily donated plasma, they said. (With PTI inputs)