15 Police Personnel From Odisha To Be Awarded On I-Day

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15 Police Personnel From Odisha To Be Awarded On I-Day
15 Police Personnel From Odisha To Be Awarded On I-Day

August 14

On the occasion of Independence Day 2022, 1,082 police personnel from all over the country have been awarded gallantry and other medals.

According to the announcement, 347 police personnel have been honoured with the Police Medals for gallantry and 87 have been awarded President’s Police Medals for distinguished service. Also, 648 Police personnel have been honoured with Police Medal for Meritorious Service.

Among the majority of the 347 Gallantry Awards, 204 personnel are being awarded for their gallant action in Jammu & Kashmir, 80 personnel for their gallant action in Left Wing Extremism affected areas and 14 personnel for their gallant action in North-East Region. Among the personnel receiving Gallantry Awards, 109 are from CRPF, 108 are from J&K Police, 19 are from BSF, 42 are from Maharashtra, 15 are from Chhattisgarh and the remaining from the other States/UTs and CAPFs.

In total, 15 Police personnel from Odisha have been awarded the medals. 2 Police personnel have been awarded the Police Medal For Gallantry; 2 Police Personnel have been honoured with President’s Police Medal For Distinguished Service and 11 personnel from the state have been awarded Police Medal for Meritorious Service.

As per the notification, commandoes Kumar Karmi and Pitabasa Pande of Odisha have been awarded Police Medal for Gallantry.

Twin City Police Commissioner Saumendra Priyadarsi and Superintendent of Police (in-charge), security wing, Bhubaneswar, Saroj Kumar Mohapatra have been awarded President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service.

Additional Superintendent of Police (Vigilance cell), Cuttack Prakash Kumar Naik; Deputy Superintendent of Police (STF), Bhubaneswar Sachidanand Rath; Deputy Superintendent of Police (BPSPA), Bhubaneswar Guruprasad Shivasankar Nanda; Deputy Superintendent of Police, Rourkela Banita Majhi; Sub-Inspector of Police (CID), Cuttack N Trinath Dora; Assistant Sub-Inspector of Police (special squad), Sambalpur Mohammed Jahangir; Havildar (OSAP 2nd Battalion), Jharsuguda Bishnu Kumar Bura; driver Havildar, Angul Hrushikesh Barik; Assistant Armourer (SOG), Koraput Basanta Kumar Dakua; Constable, DFSL Sundargarh Anjan Kumar Mohanty and sepoy (OSAP 3rd Battalion), Koraput Prasanta Parida have been awarded Police Medal for Meritorious Service.

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