Staff Reporter

BANGALORE: Twenty-three personnel from the Police Department, eight from Home Guards and Civil Defence, and six from Karnataka Fire and Emergency Services have been selected for the President's Medal in various categories.

B.K. Shivaram, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), City Crime Branch (CCB), Bangalore; N. Srinidhi, Police Inspector, Fraser Town, Bangalore; R.M. Ajay, Police Sub-Inspector, J.C. Nagar, Bangalore; Y.C. Naganna Gowda, Police Sub-Inspector, CCB, Bangalore; B.C. Rudramurthy, Head Constable (HC), CCB, Bangalore; and A.M. Sathisha, Police Constable (PC), Chikmagalur Rural Police Station, have been selected for the President's Police Medal for Gallantry.

Police Medal for Distinguished Service: K.C. Venkatarao Mane, ACP and CSO to Governor, Raj Bhavan, Bangalore; and B.B. Ashok Kumar, ACP, Ulsoorgate Sub-Division, Bangalore.

Police Medal for Meritorious Service: P.S. Sandhu, Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP), Director (Security and Vigilance), Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation; S. Parashiva Murthy, DIGP, Commissioner for Road Safety, Bangalore; A.G. Ayachit, DIGP, Principal, Police Training Centre, Nagenahalli, Gulbarga; B.A. Padmanayana, Superintendent of Police (SP), Koppal; B. Anjanappa, SP, Corps of Detectives, Bangalore; V. Govindaiah, SP, Wireless, Bangalore; D.T. Srinivas, SP, Karnataka Lok Ayukta, Bangalore; V.B. Kittali, Additional SP, Raichur; R. Rajashekar, ACP, City Armed Reserve (North), Bangalore; P.K. Shivashankar, Deputy SP, Madhugiri Subdivision; M.P. Naik, Assistant Commandant, 9th Battalion, Karnataka State Reserve Police, Bangalore; H.S. Manjunath, PI, Indiranagar (Traffic), Bangalore; S.B. Shakuntala, Women PI, State Intelligence, Bangalore; Narayana Byndoor, Assistant PSI, Urva Police Station, Dakshina Kannada; Abdul Kareem, HC, Devaraja Traffic Police Station, Mysore; Narayana Mallappa Churi, HC, Gadag Police Station and P. Sundara Murthy, PC, Airport Police Station, Bangalore.

The President's Home Guards and Civil Defence Medal: B.K. Shivaprasad, Commandant, Home Guards, Dakshina Kannada; K. Bheemappa, Deputy Commandant, Home Guards and Civil Defence Academy, Bangalore; B. Mariswamy of Kolar district; M.P.M. Channabasaiah of Davangere district; K.F. Jayaraju of Tumkur district; D.K. Kulkarni of Bidar; A. Suresha of Dharwad; and Rajendra Ranganathan of Uttara Kannada.

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