J&K police tops list of gallantry medal winners, gets 32 out of 100

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Jammu and Kashmir Police tops the list of winners of the President’s Police Medal for Gallantry this year, accounting for 32 of the 100 medals being awarded on the occasion of Republic Day. The Home Ministry said that 597 police medals would also be awarded this year — 85 per cent of which went to police officers from lower ranks.

The gallantry awards announced this year are related to acts of bravery performed by policemen in 2014 and 2015, reports quoting officials said. “The awards this year are in recognition of distinguished service rendered by police personnel who work in adverse conditions.”

After J&K, the CRPF accounts for the most gallantry medals (16) followed by BSF (5) and SSB (1). Among the Left-Wing Extremism-affected states, Andhra Pradesh accounts for 12 gallantry medals while Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh account for 9 and 7, respectively. Ten constables from state police and CAPF will get gallantry medals posthumously, the ministry said.

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