Manipur misses Police Medal for Gallantry

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Imphal: Manipur this year misses Police Medal for Gallantry in the list of service medal awardees which the Centre announced on Republic Day eve.

A total of 901 Police personnel have been awarded Police Medals on the occasion of the Republic Day, 2023. Police Medal for Gallantry has been awarded to 140, President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service to 93 and Police Medal for Meritorious Service (PM) has been awarded to 668, a PIB release said.

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Among the majority of the 140 Gallantry Awards, 80 personnel from Left Wing Extremism affected areas and 45 personnel from Jammu amd Kashmir region are being awarded for their gallant action. Among the personnel receiving Gallantry Awards, 48 are from CRPF, 31 are from Maharashtra, 25 are from J&K Police, 09 are from Jharkhand, 07 are each from Delhi, Chhattisgarh & BSF and the remaining from the other States/UTs and CAPFs.

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Police Medal for Gallantry is awarded on the ground of Conspicuous Gallantry in saving life and property, or in preventing crime or arresting criminals. President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service is awarded for special distinguished record in Police Service and Police Medal for Meritorious Service (PM) is awarded for valuable service characterized by resource and devotion to duty.

Achin Haokip, IGP (AP-II) Imphal West and Laimayum Amarnath Sharma, SDOP, Imphal West were from Manipur named for President’s Police Medal for Distinguished service.

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Gurumayum Geetanjali Devi, Women Inspector, Imphal East, Sachin Rai, Havildar, 1st Bn Manipur Rifles and Khanglanmei Kamei, Havildar, 2nd Manipur Rifles were among awardees for Police Medal for Meritorious Service.

And, Phurailatpam Hemolata, Civil Defence Instructor (Junior) (CD) was among the Civil Defence Medal awardees.

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