MHA announces 946 police medals; northern states bag 128; J-K tops with 71

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, January 25

The government on Monday announced a total of 946 medals for the police persons in the country, which will be awarded to them on the occasion of Republic Day with two personnel – one each from Jharkhand Police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) – receiving the President’s Police Medal for Gallantry posthumously.

Among the majority of the 207 Gallantry awards, 137 personnel are being awarded for their gallant action in Jammu and Kashmir, 24 personnel for their gallant action in Left Wing Extremism affected areas and one personnel for their gallant action in North-East Region.

Among the states and Union Territories, the northern region bagged 128 medals in different categories with Jammu and Kashmir topping the list with 71 medals, followed by Punjab (21), Delhi (17) Haryana (14) and Himachal Pradesh (5).

Among the personnel from the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) receiving the awards, 132 are from CRPF, 71 are from BSF, 26 from CISF and 17 are from ITBP.

Among the investigative agencies, 31 personnel have been awarded with the medals, while NIA received 6 and the Intelligence Bureau got 34.

These medals are given in four categories with the highest one being the President’s Police Medal for Gallantry, followed by Police Medal for Gallantry and then police officers are awarded for their distinguished and meritorious services.