Jammu: Ministry of Home Affairs (GoI) here on Wednesday announced the President’s Police Medal for Gallantry, Distinguished and Meritorious Service on the eve of Republic Day- 2023. 38 personnel from Jammu and Kashmir Police are among awardees which include 25 Medals for Gallantry, 02 medals for Distinguished Service and 11 medals for Meritorious Service.
According to a statement issued from Police Media Centre, PHQ J&K Jammu the Director General J&K Police Dilbag Singh has congratulated the JKP officers/officials who have been awarded these prestigious medals. He said that the force is proud of its gallant and meritorious officers and Jawans, who, by the virtue of their valour and dedication in the field of public service have achieved the honour.
Police Chief has expressed hope that the awardees will continue their efforts in public service and garner more appreciation for the organisation and the Nation as well. He hoped that more and more J&K Police personnel would be inspired and encouraged by these awards. Those who have been awarded the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service are DaneshRana, ADGP (Coordination), PHQ, and Vijay Kumar, ADGP Kashmir Zone.
Presidents Police Medal for Meritorious Service has been awarded to Mohd Yousif, SP, Amarjit Singh SSP, Syed Al Tahir Gilani SP, Ajaz Ahmed Zargar SP, Mohd Sayed Shah SP(S), Sanjay Kumar Sharma SP, Pushapjeet Singh Insp, Sanjeev BakshiInsp, Gulzar Ahmed Malik Insp, Bagwan Singh Bandral Insp (M) and Abdul Gaffar Hajam HC. 25 Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel have been awarded the Police Medal for Gallantry for their bravery. The Ministry of Home Affairs has also announced medals for Home Guards and Civil defence on the occasion of Republic Day 2023. Two officials of Jammu and Kashmir HG/CD who have been awarded Medals for meritorious service are Firdous Ahmad Khan, Selection Grade Fireman and Bashir Ahmad Ahangar, Fireman.
Meanwhile Jammu & Kashmir Government has announced the Jammu & Kashmir Police medal for Gallantry and Meritorious Service. 174 Police personnel have been conferred with the Medals. 168 JKP personnel have been awarded with the Jammu & Kashmir Police Medal for Gallantry on the occasion of Republic Day 2023. Jammu & Kashmir Police Medal for Meritorious has been conferred upon six officers. Those who have been awarded are DIG Sujit Kumar, DIG Mohd Suleman Chaudhary, SSP Samir Rekhi, SSP Zahid Naseem Manhas, Dy SP Vishal Manhas and Inspr Deshbir Singh.