New Delhi: 864 police and paramilitary personnel have been awarded with service medals on the eve of 67th Independence day on Wednesday.
While the President`s Police Medals for gallantry have been awarded to six personnel, Police Medals for gallantry have been awarded to 132 personnel.
In another categories, the President`s Police Medals for distinguished service has been awarded to 87 personnel while Police Medals for Meritorious Service has been given to 639 personnel.
The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), country`s largest paramilitary force, has topped the gallantry medals chart with 34 medals to its men, majority of which are for anti-Naxal operations.
CRPF`s Deputy Commandant Prakash Ranjan Mishra, who sufferred bullet injuries four times in anti-Naxal operations, has won the gallantry medal for the fifth time-- the maximum for a paramilitary personnel.
Four personnel of Jammu and Kashmir police, including two posthumously, have been awarded the PPMG including top Maharashtra police cop and DCP Vishwas Nangre Patil who was amongst the first to enter Taj Mahal hotel to combat the terrorists during the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.