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901 Police Medals to celebrate bravery, distinguished service

As many as 80 out of 140 gallantry awards have been conferred on police personnel deployed in Left Wing Extremism affected areas

January 25, 2023 04:53 pm | Updated January 26, 2023 07:31 am IST - New Delhi

A total of 901 police personnel drawn from the CAPFs and state forces have been awarded various service medals, including for gallant action, on the occasion of the 74th Republic Day, the Union Home Ministry said Wednesday.

A total of 901 police personnel drawn from the CAPFs and state forces have been awarded various service medals, including for gallant action, on the occasion of the 74th Republic Day, the Union Home Ministry said Wednesday. | Photo Credit: The Hindu

A total of 901 police personnel were awarded Police Medals on the occasion of Republic Day, a statement by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said. The Police Medal for Gallantry (PMG) has been awarded to 140 police personnel, the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service (PPM) to 93 personnel, and the Police Medal for Meritorious Service (PM) has been awarded to 668 personnel.

As many as 80 out of 140 gallantry awards have been conferred on police personnel deployed in Left Wing Extremism affected areas. Nineteen Maharashtra Police personnel received gallantry medals for the May 21, 2021 encounter in the Paidi forest area in Gadchiroli district, where 13 Maoist cadres, including a senior member Satish, were killed.

Forty-five personnel from the Jammu and Kashmir region are being awarded for their gallant action. Among the personnel receiving gallantry awards, 48 are from the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), 31 from Maharashtra Police, 25 from J&K Police, nine from Jharkhand Police, and seven each each from Delhi Police, Chhattisgarh Police and the Border Security Force.

A PMG is awarded on the ground of conspicuous gallantry in saving life and property, or in preventing crime or arresting criminals. PPM is awarded for special distinguished record in police service, and the PM is awarded for valuable service characterised by resource and devotion to duty.

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