36 per­son­nel awarded with po­lice medals

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Pranab Jy­oti Bhuyan pranab. bhuyan@ hin­dus­tan­times. com

As many as 36 po­lice of­fi­cers from Navi Mum­bai were awarded with Spe­cial Se­cu­rity Ser­vice Awards and In­ter­nal Ser­vice Awards on Re­pub­lic Day.

Min­is­ter of state for Women and Child De­vel­op­ment, Food a n d C iv i l S u p p l i e s Vi dya Thakur awarded the of­fi­cials with the medals for their out­stand­ing per­for­mances in the naxal af­fected ar­eas of the state.

“Af­ter a proper as­sess­ment of their ser­vices to the depart­ment, th­ese medals are given ev­ery year on In­de­pen­dence Day and this year we se­lected th­ese seven of­fi­cers for this hon­our,” Prashant Khaire, deputy com­mis­sioner of po­lice ( head­quar­ters)

“Three dis­tricts of Maharashtra, Gad­chi­roli, Gon­dia and Ban­jara are naxal af f ected and al­most ev­ery po­lice of­fi­cer has to think twice be­fore go­ing to work in th­ese dis­tricts. In fact many of­fi­cers and con­sta­bles have lost their lives fight­ing with the nax­alites over there. Each of the six of­fi­cials ded­i­cat­edly worked there at least for three years and showed their im­mense courages. It is a big achieve­ment in true sense of the term,” he said.

The main flag hoist­ing func­tion in the Navi Mum­bai was held at NMSA ground at Vashi.

Navi Mum­bai po­lice com­mis­sioner Prab­hat Ran­jan, deputy com­mis­sioner of po­lice ( zone 1) Sha­haji Umap, deputy com­mis­sioner of po­lice ( crime) Dilip Sawant and other se­nior po­lice of­fi­cers were present at the event.

As­sis­tant po­lice in­spec­tor of Nerul po­lice sta­tion, Sachin Hire who was also awarded with Spe­cial Se­cu­rity Award Ser­vice, said, “I worked in God­chi­roli for three years. Nax­alites were stag­ing var­i­ous at­tacks t here in t hose days and I never thought that I would come back alive to my na­tive place. I am re­ally happy that I have been given this hon­our on Re­pub­lic day by our depart­ment.”

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