May 9, 2021

Medals awarded to 926 Police personnel on Independence Day

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Delhi, Aug.15: 926 Police personnel have been awarded medals on the occasion of 74 the Independence Day, according to a release by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). Medals for Gallantry have been awarded to 215 police personnel for their conspicuous gallant action. President’s Police Medals for Distinguished Service has been awarded to 80 police personnel and Police Medal for Meritorious Service to 631 police personnel.

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Among the 215 Gallantry Awards, 123 personnel are being awarded for their gallant action in Jammu & Kashmir, 29 personnel for their gallant action in Left Wing extremism affected areas, and 8 personnel for their gallant action in North-East Region. Among the personnel receiving Gallantry Awards, 55 are from CRPF, 81 are from J&K police, 23 are from Uttar Pradesh and 16 are from Delhi Police, 14 are from Maharashtra, and 12 are from Jharkhand and the remaining from the other States/UTs and Central Armed Police Forces.