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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Aug 14:

As many as 29 police personnel have been selected for President’s police medal out of 683 personnel from across the country who will be awarded on the occasion of Independence Day for their distinguished service, said a notification issued by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.

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As many as 16 personnel have been chosen for President Police Medal for Gallantary: Brijesh Kumar Rai (SP), Chandra Sekhar Dash (Sergeant), Samanta Durga (Constable), Lukesh Kumar Bhoi (Constable), Lalit Kumar Nayak (Constable), Mitrabhanu Mohapatra (SP), Santosh Juang (Havildar), Siva Sankar Nayak (Lance Naik), Pabitra Mohan Nayak (Lance Naik), Balabhadra Majhi (Constable), Sahadev Dora (Constable), Rabindra Sabar (SI), Santosh Juang (Havildar), Siva Sankar Nayak (Lance Nayak), Pabitra Mohan Nayak (Lance Nayak), and Trinath Totapadia (Lance Nayak).

Two personnel have been selected for President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service: Vinaytosh Mishra, IGP (Railways) and Prasanna Kumar Dash, Inspector, CID.

Similarly, 11 personnel have been chosen for President’s Police Medal for Meritorious Service: Ajit Kumar Dash (DSP Handwriting, Vigilance Directorate, Cuttack), Sanjeeb Kumar Satapathy (Inspector Kharavel Nagar PS), Biswanath Tarini (Inspector, Special Branch, Bhubaneswar), Bhargabi Prusty (SI, Vigilance Directorate, Cuttack), Anjan Kumar Mishra (ASI, Vigilance Directorate, Cuttack), Bijaya Kumar Sahu (ASI, Office of Commissioner of Police, Bhubaneswar), Chittaranjan Nayak (ASI, Office of Commissioner of Police, Bhubaneswar), Bana Bihari Mohanty (Constable, PMT, Cuttack), Mohammed Matiur Raheman (Constable, Commissioner of Police Headquarters, Bhubaneswar), Gahiruddin Khan (Constable, DPO, Khurda), and Sliverius Lakra (Sepoy, 7th Battallion OSAP, Bhubaneswar).

Besides, Fire Service medal will be awarded to Rabindra Kumar Swain (Assistant Fire Officer).

In addition to this, Home Guards and Civil Defence award will be awarded to three personnel from Odisha— Abhiram Khuntia (CD Volunteer), Chandramani Pattnaik (Home Guard) and Bibhuti Bhusan Panda (Home Guard).