On the occasion of Republic Day, as many as 34 Odisha Police personnel were awarded Police Medals. SOG Chandaka Commandoes, Kumar Karmi and Pitabasa Pande were conferred Police Medal for Gallantry.
Twin City Police Commissioner Soumendra Priyadarshi and Security Wing SP Saroj Mohapatra received President’s Police Medal. Priyadarshi and Mohapatra were awarded for their distinguished service.
A total of 34 police officers and staff were felicitated.
Here is the list of awardees:
Police Medal for Gallantry (PMG)
Kumar Karmi, Commando
Pitabasa Pande, Commando
Police Medal for Meritorious Service
Praksah Kumar Naik, Additional SP, Vigilance Directorate, Cuttack
Guruprasad Shivsankar Nanda, Deputy Superintendent of Police, B.P.S.P.A, Bhubaneswar
Banita Majhi, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Rourkela
N Trinath Dora, Sub-Inspector, CID, CB, Cuttack
Mohammed Jahangir, Assistant Sub-Inspector, Special Squad
Bishnu Kumar Bura, Havildar, OSAP 2nd Battalion, Jharsuguda
Hrusikesh Barik, Driver Havildar, Angul
Basant Kumar Dakua, Assistant Armourer, SOG, AET and RC Koraput
Anjan Kumar Mohanty, Constable, DFSL Sundargarh
Prashant Parida, Sepoy, OSAP 3rd Battalion, Koraput
Similarly, 20 policemen received the Governor’s medal in seven categories.