24 Medals for CBI officals

New Delhi: CBI sleuths probing big-ticket corruption cases figure prominently in this year's 24 service medals announced on Wednesday for distinguished and meritorious service to agency officers and officials.

The medals annnounced on the eve of 63rd Republic Day include names of Joint Director Prabodh Kumar, Heading the anti-corruption Headquarters of the CBI, DIG SK Palsania, in-charge of 2G spectrum allocation case, Additional SP SS Giri probing the illegal mining case, who are enagaged in the probe of some of the biggest corruption cases of the country.

The winners of this year's President's Police Medal include Joint Director Prabodh Kumar, an IPS of Punjab cadre 1988 batch, who is heading the Anti-corruption headquarters.

Kumar is handling corruption cases including the Commonwealth Games scam, Medical Council of India bribery case, Srinagar Land scam, Reliance Gas exploration case among other such anti-corruption cases.

Other recipients of President's Police Medal include Rajiv Kumar Tandon, 1988 batch IPS from Madhya Pradesh cadre , posted as Joint Director (Administration), SP Anti-corruption branch Chennai N P Rajeevakshan, Additional SP Special Crime Branch Karnail Singh, Special Unit Inspector Jagdish Prasad and Additional Sub-inspector (Late) Raj Kishore Singh.

Police Medals for meritorious service have gone to 18 officials including Palsania who is handling cases related to spectrum allocation scam which is one of the biggest in the history of the country in terms of the losses to exchequer.

Other IPS officers who received the medal include Binita Thakur, Deputy Inspector General who is in-charge of Interpol wing of the agency and Narasimha N Komar, DIG at the agency's Banking security division in Bangalore.

S S Giri who is looking after the probe in the illegal mining case in Karnataka is named in the list of recipients for Police medal along with K M Varkey, Additional S P, CBI, Special Unit, Chennai.

J S Emmanuel, DSP, CBI, Academy, Ghaziabad, B K Pradhan, DSP, CBI, SCB, Kolkata, N G Khamrang, DSP, CBI, ACB, Shillong Mahesh Chand Kashyap, DSP, CBI, SU, New Delhi, B M Chonkar, Inspector, CBI, ACB, Mumbai, Brij Mohan Pandit, Inspector, CBI, Economic Offences-I, New Delhi, Ajay Kumar Pandey, Inspector, CBI, EO-III, New Delhi are some other officials who have been awarded Police Medal this year.

The list also includes P Rajendiran, Inspector, CBI, EOW, Chennai, Navin Chandra, Sub-Inspector, CBI, AC-III, New Delhi, Anil Kumar, Sub-Inspector, CBI, ACB, Ghaziabad, Haridas Das, ASI, CBI, ACB, Kolkata, Kamal Kishore Thapliyal, Head Constable, CBI, ACB, Dehradun and Mohammad Jakaria Khan, Head Constable, CBI, EO-III, New Delhi.