1040 police personnel to get gallantry awards on R-Day
New Delhi: A total of 1040 police personnel will be conferred President's police medal for gallantry award and distinguished service on Republic Day on Sunday.
Jammu and Kashmir Police will receive the maximum number of gallantry honours with 108 medals followed by the Central Reserve Police Force (76).
Total four police personnel will receive President's Police Medal for Gallantry (PPMG), the highest police medal for valour.
Three from Jammu and Kashmir Police and one from CRPF will receive the highest honour. Both the forces are engaged in counter terror operations in newly-created union territory.
Abdul Jabbar (IPS), Gh. Hassan Sheikh (Deputy Superintendent of Police) and Asif Iqbal Qureshi (Constable) from Jammu and Kashmir and Late Constable Utpal Rabha (Posthumous) will receive the highest police gallantry award for their valour during counter terror operations.
Out of 286 police personnel who will receive second highest honour for valour - Police Medal for Gallantry, total 105 personnel from Jammu and Kashmir Police and 75 from CRPF will receive the medal.
Jharkhand Police has been given 33, Odisha police 13, Delhi Police 12, Maharashtra Police 10, Chhattisgarh eight and Bihar Police get seven Police Medal for Gallantry.
A total 93 police personnel will receive President's Police Medal (PPM) for Distinguished Service and maximum are from Intelligence Bureau with eight medals.
A total 657 personnel receive Police Medal for Meritorious Service and maximum are from Uttar Pradesh police with 72 awards.