Independence Day 2020: Govt announces Police Medals, J&K tops gallantry list

Independence Day 2020: Govt announces Police Medals, J&K tops gallantry list

NEW DELHI: Jammu & Kashmir Police and CRPF personnel engaged in counter-scare operations in the Union territory walked away with 122 or practically about 57% of the general 215 police medals for gallantry awarded this Independence Eve. The glory for police and paramilitary personnel fighting scare threat emanating from the western front came on a day ITBP moreover launched that it had urged 21 of its personnel who displayed “raw braveness” on the Indo-China front in the middle of faceoffs in Jap Ladakh in Would possibly possibly maybe merely-June 2020, for police medals and rewarded 294 others with Director General’s commendations.

J&Okay police got one of the best haul of 81 gallantry medals this I-Day eve. The fearless acts of 55 CRPF bravehearts, in conjunction with 41 in J&Okay and 14 in Left-flit extremism-hit zones, have been moreover honored. Uttar Pradesh police ranked third with 23 gallantry medals, while Delhi bought 16 medals. The most efficient Central force various than CRPF to be rewarded for gallantry became once BSF, which got 1 medal on this class.

A total 926 police medals have been launched on Friday, in conjunction with 215 police medals for gallantry, 80 President’s police medals for current service and 631 police medals for meritorious service. No President’s police medal for gallantry became once rewarded.

While 123 gallantry medals are for actions in J&Okay, 29 are for actions in LWE areas and eight in the northeast put.

Amongst the gallantry awardees this year is tiresome Delhi Police inspector Mohan Chand Sharma, who became once martyred in the 2008 Batla Home hit upon that had ended in the downfall of Indian Mujahideen. Alternatively, basically the most in kind gallantry honour for Sharma, his seventh, is for a 2007 joint hit upon in Jammu by Delhi Police special cell and J&Okay police, by which Jaish commander Saifullah alias Qari, became once neutralized. Saifullah became once the mastermind in the wait on of a foiled scare attack on the makeshift Ram Lalla temple at Ayodhya in 2005.

Sharma had tracked Saifullah’s hideout in Jammu based on interrogation of two Jaish terrorists caught in Delhi.

One other Delhi Police officer Dharmender Sharma, who became once moreover in the Batla Home strike crew, has bought a gallantry award for the identical operation.

Amongst the J&Okay police personnel embellished for bravery is DIG Atul Kumar Goel who became once responsible of the intelligence-based operation that ended in the arrest of then J&Okay police deputy SP Davinder Singh with two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists from a automobile intercepted on the Jammu-Srinagar motorway. Naresh Kumar, assistant commandant in CRPF, scripted ancient previous by receiving his Seventh police medal for gallantry in a span of four years. Kumar has led the CRPF Valley instant action crew (QAT) in Srinagar.

UP police personnel bought 23 police medals for gallantry, 6 President’s police medals for current service and 73 police medals for meritorious service. Amongst the bravehearts honored is IPS officer Asim Arun and 6 others who killed ISIS-inspired terrorist Saifullah in an hit upon at Kakori, Lucknow in 2017. Saifullah’s friends had earlier accomplished a blast in a educate at Bhopal.

The current counter-Naxal actions that earned gallantry recognition encompass the purchase of 15 hardcore Maoists in conjunction with senior house committee member Sunil Manjhi in an operation at Giridih, Jharkhand; and a 2017 hit upon with Maoists in Ghadchiroli, Maharashtra, that left two female Maoists unnecessary.

Amongst the Central police organisations, CRPF got a total haul of 118 medals, BSF 52, IB 36, CBI 32, CISF 25 and ITBP 14.

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