29 Odisha Cops Chosen For Prestigious Police Medals

Bhubaneswar: As many as 29 police personnel from Odisha will get the prestigious Police Medals, as per a notification issued by the Union Home Ministry on the eve of Independence Day today.

While four cops will be honoured with President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service, 11 officials will be bestowed with Police Medal for Gallantry (PMG). Fourteen others will get Police Medal for Meritorius Service.

Among those selected for President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service include:

• Saroj Kumar Rath, Additional Superintendent of Police, EOW, CB, Bhubaneswar
• Gyana Ranjan Mohanty, Additional Superintendent of Police, EOW,CB, Bhubaneswar
• M Radha Krishna, Additional Superintendent of Police, Vigilance, Cuttack
• Ramesh Chandra Nayak, SI, Vigilance, Cuttack

The cops selected for 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, OSAP 8th Battalion, Chhatrapur
• Jawahar Mohan Patel, commandant, 7th special IRBN, Kandhamal & deputed to CM’s security wing, Bhubaneswar
• Chandra Sekhar Patra, Commandant, 8th special IRBN, Bhanjanagar & deputed to CM’s security wing, Bhubaneswar
• Tankadhar Pradhan, Commandant, SP SIW Bhubaneswar & deputed to CM’s security wing, Bhubaneswar
• Bijay Kumar Sahu, Deputy Commissioner of Police Training, UP & TTI, Bhubaneswar
• Radha Binod Panigrahi, Additional Superintendent of Police, 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 (ASI), CID, CB, Cuttack
• Rabindra Kumar Acharya, Assistant Sub Inspector of Police (ASI), Vigilance, Cuttack
• Amiya Kumar Routray, Havildar Major, Odisha State Armed Police (OSAP), 6th Batallion, Cuttack
• Satyabadi Mallick, Constable, UP & TTI, Bhubaneswar

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