Independence Day 2020: MHA announces Police Medals for 926 personnel

A total of 215 police personnel have been selected for the Police Medal of Gallantry (PMG), 80 for the President's Police Medal (PPM) for Distinguished Service, and 631 for Police Medal for Meritorious Service.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Friday announced the list of 926 police personnel to receive the prestigious Police Medals on the occasion of Independence Day, 2020.

A total of 215 police personnel have been selected for the Police Medal of Gallantry (PMG), 80 for the President's Police Medal (PPM) for Distinguished Service, and 631 for Police Medal for Meritorious Service, the ministry announced in a release on Friday.

Of the 215 personnel selected for Gallantry Awards, 81 are from Jammu and Kashmir Police, 55 from Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), 23 from Uttar Pradesh Police, 16 from Delhi Police, 14 from Maharashtra Police, 12 from Jharkhand Police  and the remaining from the other States/UTs and Central Armed Police Forces. 

In 2019, 946 police personnel were awarded medals on Independence Day. 

A total of 123 personnel are being awarded for their gallant action in Jammu and Kashmir, 29 personnel for their gallant action in Left Wing extremism affected areas and eight personnel for their gallant action in Northeast region, the MHA release added. 

First Published:Aug. 14, 2020, 5 p.m.