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


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

NEW DELHI: Jammu & Kashmir Police and CRPF personnel engaged in counter-terror operations in the Union territory walked away with 122 or nearly 57% of the total 215 police medals for gallantry awarded this Independence Eve. The honour for police and paramilitary personnel fighting terror threat emanating from the western front came on a day…

NEW DELHI: Jammu & Kashmir Police and CRPF personnel engaged in counter-scare operations within the Union territory walked away with 122 or virtually 57% of the total 215 police medals for gallantry awarded this Independence Eve. The respect for police and

paramilitary personnel

struggling with scare likelihood emanating from the western entrance came on a day ITBP also announced that it had suggested 21 of its personnel who displayed “uncooked courage” on the Indo-China entrance throughout faceoffs in Eastern Ladakh in May honest-June 2020, for police medals and rewarded 294 others with Director General’s commendations.

J&Good ample police acquired the most effective haul of 81 gallantry medals this I-Day eve. The dauntless acts of 55 CRPF bravehearts, including 41 in J&Good ample and 14 in Left-fly extremism-hit zones, discover been also honored. Uttar Pradesh police ranked third with 23 gallantry medals, while Delhi got 16 medals. Primarily the most productive Central power varied than CRPF to be rewarded for gallantry was BSF, which acquired 1 medal in this class.

An total 926 police medals discover been announced on Friday, including 215 police medals for gallantry, 80 President’s police medals for infamous carrier and 631 police medals for meritorious carrier. No President’s police medal for gallantry was rewarded.

While 123 gallantry medals are for actions in J&Good ample, 29 are for actions in LWE areas and eight within the northeast residence.

Among the gallantry awardees this yr is insensible Delhi Police inspector Mohan Chand Sharma, who was martyred within the 2008 Batla Dwelling stumble upon that had triggered the downfall of Indian Mujahideen. Alternatively, the most up-to-date gallantry honour for Sharma, his seventh, is for a 2007 joint stumble upon in Jammu by Delhi Police special cell and J&Good ample police, in which Jaish commander Saifullah alias Qari, was neutralized. Saifullah was the mastermind gradual a foiled scare attack on the makeshift Ram Lalla temple at Ayodhya in 2005.

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

One more Delhi Police officer Dharmender Sharma, who was also within the Batla Dwelling strike team, has got a gallantry award for the the same operation.

Among the J&Good ample police personnel embellished for bravery is DIG Atul Kumar Goel who was responsible for the intelligence-based mostly totally operation that resulted in the arrest of then J&Good ample police deputy SP Davinder Singh with two

Hizbul Mujahideen

terrorists from a automobile intercepted on the Jammu-Srinagar dual carriageway. Naresh Kumar, assistant commandant in CRPF, scripted historic past by receiving his seventh police medal for gallantry in a span of 4 years. Kumar has led the CRPF Valley rapid action team (QAT) in

Srinagar

.

UP police personnel got 23 police medals for gallantry, 6 President’s police medals for infamous carrier and 73 police medals for meritorious carrier. Among the bravehearts honored is IPS officer Asim Arun and six others who killed ISIS-inspired terrorist Saifullah in an stumble upon at Kakori, Lucknow in 2017. Saifullah’s friends had earlier conducted a blast in a put collectively at Bhopal.

The infamous counter-Naxal actions that earned gallantry recognition encompass the discover halt of 15 hardcore Maoists including senior

condominium committee

member

Sunil Manjhi

in an operation at Giridih, Jharkhand; and a 2017 stumble upon with Maoists in Ghadchiroli, Maharashtra, that left two feminine Maoists dead.

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

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