Republic Day: 817 police personnel awarded
New Delhi: The Jammu and Kashmir Police and
paramilitary CRPF led the gallantry medals tally with 22 and
14 men respectively in the elite list as the government
today announced 817 police awards in various categories on the
eve of Republic day here.
While the top-notch President's police medal for
gallantry has gone to seven officials (three Andhra Pradesh
police and 4 CRPF), police medals for gallantry have been
awarded to 87 personnel, President's police medal for
distinguished service to 93 personnel and police medals for
meritorious service have been awarded to 630 police officials.
"38 personnel have been awarded correctional service
medals. President's correctional service medal for
distinguished service has been awarded to one personnel and
correctional service medals for meritorious service have been
awarded to 37 personnel," a Home Ministry statement said.
Amongst the other police forces whose personnel won the
medals for gallantry include Uttar Pradesh (18), Madhya
Pradesh (7), Chhattisgarh (4) and Jharkhand and Karnataka one
The Border Security Force (BSF) and Indo-Tibetan Border
Police (ITBP) won one Police medal each for gallantry while
the Indo-Myanmar border guarding force Assam Rifles won four
medals for gallant action.