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Republic Day 2019: 855 police personnel decorated; 149 get gallantry medals

The country’s largest paramilitary force CRPF was decorated with maximum 44 awards for bravery followed by Odisha Police at 26 medals, Jammu and Kashmir Police 25 medals and Chhattisgarh 14 medals.

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk
New Delhi Published on: January 25, 2019 14:52 IST
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855 police and paramilitary personnel were on Friday conferred police medals ahead of the Republic Day.

149 security personnel from Jammu and Kashmir, Naxal violence affected areas and others, were given gallantry medals. 

The country’s largest paramilitary force CRPF was decorated with maximum 44 awards for bravery followed by Odisha Police at 26 medals, Jammu and Kashmir Police 25 medals and Chhattisgarh 14 medals.

Three Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were also decorated posthumously with the top category President's Police Medal for Gallantry (PPMG).

Other gallantry medal winners hail from Meghalaya (13), Uttar Pradesh (10), Border Security Force (8), Delhi (4), Jharkhand (3) and one each from the Assam Rifles and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police. 

A Ministry of Home Affairs order said a total of 146 Police Medal for Gallantry (PMG), 74 President's Police Medal for distinguished service and 632 police medal for meritorious service were conferred on the men and the women in khaki from various state police and central police forces and organisations.

(With PTI inputs)

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