926 police personnel get gallantry medals on the eve of Independence Day

New Delhi (NVI): On the eve of Independence Day, a total of 926 police personnel across the country have been awarded with prestigious Police Medals for Gallantry, the Ministry of Home Affairs said today.

According to the list issued by MHA, a total of 215 personnel from different forces, including state police and paramilitaries, have been selected for the PMG award.

Besides, 80 personnel have been awarded for the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service and 631 for Police Medal for Meritorious Service.

Out of the 215 personnel awarded with gallantry medals, 123 personnel have been awarded for their gallant action in Jammu and Kashmir, 29 personnel for their gallant action in Left Wing extremism affected areas and 8 personnel in North-East Region.

Among the personnel receiving gallantry awards, 55 are from CRPF and 81 are from Jammu and Kashmir police.

Similarly, 23 are from Uttar Pradesh and 16 are from Delhi Police, 14 are from Maharashtra and 12 are from Jharkhand and the remaining are from the other States and UTs and Central Armed Police Forces.