Odisha: 29 Police Medals To Be Given On Independence Day

**Bhubaneswar:** Bringing glory to the state, 29 police personnel have been adjudged to bag the Medals for Gallantry, President’s Medal for Distinguished Service and Medals for Meritorious Service tomorrow on the Independence Day, as per a notification issued by the Union Home Ministry on the eve of Independence Day today.

While four police officials have been selected for the prestigious President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service (PPMDS), 11 personnel will be conferred with Police Medal for Gallantry (PMG), and 14 have been selected to be decorated with Police Medal for Meritorious Service (PMMS).

However, no one from the state has been selected for President’s Police Medal for Gallantry (PPMG) this year.

**Those selected for President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service are:**

• Saroj Kumar Rath, Additional Superintendent of Police, Economic Offences Wing (EOW), Crime Branch (CB), Bhubaneswar
• Gyana Ranjan Mohanty, Additional Superintendent of Police, EOW, CB, Bhubaneswar
• M Radha Krishna, Additional Superintendent of Police, Vigilance, Cuttack
• Ramesh Chandra Nayak, Sub Inspector, Vigilance, Cuttack

**The personnel to be honored with Police Medal for Gallantry include:**

• Niranjan Sahu, Additional Superintendent of Police
• Umesh Kumar Singh, Additional Sub Inspector
• Haribandhu Kirsani, Constable
• Bhisma Karuan, Constable
• Samanta Majhi, Constable
• Rakesh Kumar Swain, Constable
• Ajay Behera, Constable
• Jyoti Kumar Kiro, Sergeant
• Soumya Ranjan Dash, Deputy Subedar
• Dhaneswar Majhi, Constable
• Bhakta Priya Sahoo, Havildar

**Cops named for Police Medal for Meritorious Service include:**

• Udaya Kumar Rath, Commandant, Odisha State Armed Police (OSAP) 8th Battalion, Chhatrapur
• Jawahar Mohan Patel, commandant, 7th special Indian Reserve Battalion (IRBN), Kandhamal & deputed to Chief Minister’s security wing, Bhubaneswar
• Chandra Sekhar Patra, Commandant, 8th special IRBN, Bhanjanagar & deputed to CM’s security wing, Bhubaneswar
• Tankadhar Pradhan, Commandant, Superintendent of Police in Special Intelligence Wing (SIW), Bhubaneswar & deputed to CM’s security wing, Bhubaneswar
• Bijay Kumar Sahu, Deputy Commissioner of Police Training, Urban Police & Traffic Training Institute (UP & TTI), Bhubaneswar
• Radha Binod Panigrahi, Additional Superintendent of Police, Criminal Investigation Department (CID), CB, Cuttack
• Udayabhanu Mishra, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Biju Patnaik State Police Academy, Bhubaneswar
• Brundaban Ghadei, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Special Intelligence wing, Bhubaneswar
• Saroj Kumar Samal, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Vigilance, Cuttack
• Rabindra Kumar Panda, In-charge Deputy Superintendent of Police, Vigilance, Cuttack
• Mohit Kumar Mallick, Assistant Sub Inspector of Police, CID, CB, Cuttack
• Rabindra Kumar Acharya, Assistant Sub Inspector of Police, Vigilance, Cuttack
• Amiya Kumar Routray, Havildar Major, OSAP, 6th Batallion, Cuttack
• Satyabadi Mallick, Constable, UP & TTI, Bhubaneswar

In addition to that, Assistant Sub Inspector Attar Singh and Assistant Commandant Goura Shankar Patel of 3rd battalion will also receive medals for meritorious service under Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) units of Odisha.

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