CRPF and J&K police gets the majority of the police medals this year

CRPF and J&K police gets the majority of the police medals this year
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For the gallantry announced this Independence Day, the CRPF and JK police together bagged the majority of police medals CRPF personnel have been awarded five Shaurya Chakras, two Presidents police medal for gallantry and 57 police medal for gallantry for acts of valour in the JK theatre JK police personnel have been honoured with 37 PMGs, which is the highest for a state police

NEW DELHI: For the gallantry announced this Independence Day, the CRPF and J&K police together bagged the majority of police medals. CRPF personnel have been awarded five Shaurya Chakras, two President’s police medal for gallantry and 57 police medal for gallantry for acts of valour in the J&K theatre. J&K police personnel have been honoured with 37 PMGs, which is the highest for a state police.

As many as 110 terrorists were killed in the state till July 22. For 942 state police and central para military personnel, the service decorations were announced. Which includes two PPMGs and 117PMGs, 88 President’s police medal for distinguished service and 675 police medals for meritorious service.

J&K is at the top of the table with 37 gallantry medals, followed by Odisha Police (11), Maharashtra Police (8), Chhattisgarh police (6) and Delhi Police and Meghalaya Police (5 each). Personnel of Intelligence bureau have won 34 medals for distinguished and meritorious service. More than 70% of the 179 PPMGs and PMGs went to the CRPF and J&K police combined. CRPF Head Constable A S Krishna, Constable K Dinesh Raja and Constable Prafulla Kumar, three of the five Shaurya Chakra awardees were honoured for successfully repulsing an early morning fidayeen attack at Sumbal, Bandipora on June 5, 2017.

Among the central forces, CRPF leads the tally with 91 gallantry medals while BSF received 61 medals for gallantry, meritorious services.

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