New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram: As many as 96 police personnel from across the country have been chosen for the prestigious 'Union Home Minister's Medal for Excellence in Investigation' for 2019, officials said on Friday.
Of the total 96 awardees announced by the Home Ministry, 15 are from the CBI, 11 from Maharashtra Police, 10 from Uttar Pradesh Police, nine from Kerala Police, eight from Madhya Pradesh Police, six each from Delhi Police and Karnataka Police, and the remaining from the other states/UT and Central Investigating Agencies. These include 13 women police officers.
The officers from Kerala are: K G Simon, Commandant; M L Suni, Superintendent of Police; K V Venugopal, DySP; Anil Kumar V, Sub Inspector; Shamsudeen S, Assistant Commissioner of Police; S Sasidharan, Superintendent of Police; Jaleel Thottathil, DySP; Baiju Poulose M, Inspector; M P Mohammed Rafee, Sub Inspector.
The medal was constituted in 2018 with the objective to promote high professional standards of investigation of crime and to recognise such excellence in investigation by investigating officers.
15 CBI officers
Fifteen officers of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) have also been chosen for the prestigious award.
They are Bhartendar Sharma, DSP Bhopal; Peddiraju Bandi, DSP New Delhi; Chittaranjan Dash, DSP Kolkata; Puspal Paul, DSP New Delhi; Alok Kumar Singh, DSP New Delhi; Gulshan Mohan Rathi, DSP New Delhi and Brajesh Kumar, DSP Bangalore, an officer said.
Others include Subhash Chander, Inspector Chandigarh; Ganesha Lingaiah, Inspector Mumbai; Santosh Kumar Singh, Inspector Bhopal; Manoj Kumar, Inspector New Delhi; Sanjay Solanki, Inspector Bhopal; Sunil Kumar, Sub Inspector New Delhi; P Subrahmanyam, Inspector Bangalore and V Vivekananda Swamy, Inspector Hyderabad, the officer said.