‘Medal for Excellence in Investigation’ to 151 police personnel

New Delhi:-
 As many as 151 police personnel, including 28 women officers, have been awarded the Union Home Minister’s ‘Medal for Excellence in Investigation’ for the year 2021.

According to the ministry, among the personnel receiving these awards, 15 are from the CBI, 11 each from Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra Police, 10 from Uttar Pradesh Police, nine each from Kerala and Rajasthan Police, eight from Tamil Nadu Police, seven from Bihar Police, six each are from Gujarat, Karnataka and Delhi Police and the remaining from the other states and Union Territories (UTs).

The women awardees are from Chhattisgarh, Goa, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, UT of Ladakh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and two from the CBI.

Five officials from the National Investigation Agency (NIA) have also been felicitated with the award while a Delhi Police Inspector late Satish Chander Sharma has been given the award posthumously.

The NIA officials who were awarded the medal include Anurag Kumar, currently holding the position of DIG in the agency and who has worked extensively on ISIS cases. He was the officer who found that the accused persons had formed an organisation ‘Junood-ul-Khilafa-Fil-Hind’ (a group seeking to establish Caliphate in India and pledging allegiance to ISIS/ISIL).

Similarly, Rakesh Balwal, SP, NIA, who has been instrumental in preparing the 13,800 pages charge sheet in the February 2019 Pulwama terror attack case on the CRPF convoy which led to the death of 40 troopers is also among the five felicitated NIA officers.

Another awardeee, Vijay Kumar Shukla, Additional SP, CBI, has probed the Badaun suicide case in the CBI’s Special Crime Unit. He has also been tasked to probe the death of Dhanbad ADJ Uttam Anand recently. He is currently camping in Jharkhand to probe the case.

Another awardee, Sameer D Wankhede is the Zonal Director of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Mumbai and has brought down several drug lords and drug kingpins in the city. In September last year, he started the drug related probe relating to the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

His team arrested several people related to the drugs trade and also filed a charge sheet against Sushant’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik Chakraborty. The two are currently out on bail. The NCB under him also questioned several Bollywood A listers including Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Shradhaa Kapoor, Rakul Preet Singh and several others in connection with the case.

Last year, 121 police personnel were felicitated with the medal.

The medal was constituted in 2018, with the objective to promote high professional standards of investigation of crime and to recognize such “Excellence in Investigation” by investigating officers.


S/NoName & Rank (S/Shri)Name of State/UT/Org.
1Shri Samineni Anthony Raj, InspAndhra Pradesh
2Shri B Suresh Babu, CIAndhra Pradesh
3Shri K.V.V.N.V. Prasad, SDPOAndhra Pradesh
4Shri T Madhu, CIAndhra Pradesh
5Shri K Ravi Manohara Chary, SDPOAndhra Pradesh
6Shri M. Harsha Vardhan, Addl.DCP  Arunachal Pradesh
7Shri Bibekanand Das, SSP  Assam
8Dr. Rashmi Rekha Sarmah, DySPAssam
9Shri Sukumar Sinha, InspAssam
10Shri Dipankar Gogoi, SIAssam
11Smt Nitasha Guria, SSP  Bihar
12Shri Babu Ram, SSP  Bihar
13Shri Hari Prasath S., SP   Bihar
14Shri Nilesh Kumar, SP  Bihar
15Shri Yogendra Kumar, SP  Bihar
16Shri Ugranath Jha, InspBihar
17Shri Md. Neyaz Ahmad, CIBihar
18Shri Rajeev Sharma, DSPChhattisgarh
19Ms. Indira Vaishnava, SIChhattisgarh
20Smt. Indu Sharma, ASIChhattisgarh
21Smt. Ezilda D’Souza, Dy.SPGoa
22Shri Nitesh Pandey, ASP  Gujarat
23Shri Vidhi Somdutt Choudhary, DCP  Gujarat
24Shri Mahendra Laxman Bhai Salunke, PIGujarat
25Shri Mangubhai Vithalbhai Tadvi, PIGujarat
26Shri Darshansinh Bhagavatsinh Barad, PIGujarat
27Shri A Y Baloch, PIGujarat
28Shri Aman Kumar, InspHaryana
29Shri Amit Dahiya, DSPHaryana
30Smt. Kamlesh, L/SIHaryana
31Smt. Poonam Kumari, L/InspHaryana
32Smt. Kiran Bala, InspHimachal Pradesh
33Smt.  Nilza Angmo, DySP J&K/Ladakh
34Shri Chandra Shekhar Azad, DySPJharkhand
35Shri Shyam Kishore Mahto, InspJharkhand
36Shri Parameshwar A. Hegde, DySPKarnataka
37Shri H N Dharmendra, ACPKarnataka
38Shri C Balakrishna, DySPKarnataka
39Shri Manoj Hovale, PIKarnataka
40Shri Devaraj T V, CPIKarnataka
41Shri Shivappa Satteppa Kamatagi, PIKarnataka
42Shri Sujith Das S, SP  Kerala
43Shri Hari Sankar, AIG Kerala
44Shri A Asokan, DySPKerala
45Shri Siju B K, Insp.Kerala
46Shri Alavi C, Insp.Kerala
 47Shri Shinto P Kurian, Insp.Kerala
 48Shri K J Peter, Insp.Kerala
49Shri V.V. Benny,  DySPKerala
50Shri P Vikraman, DySPKerala
51Shri Umesh Pratap Singh, InspMadhya Pradesh
52Shri Alok Shrivastava, InspMadhya Pradesh
53Shri Animesh Kumar Dwivedi, InspMadhya Pradesh
54Smt. Aakanksha Sahare, SIMadhya Pradesh
55Shri Sunil Lata, InspMadhya Pradesh
56Shri Jitendra Singh Bhaskar, InspMadhya Pradesh
57Smt. Arti Dhurve, SIMadhya Pradesh
58Shri Reval Singh Barde, InspMadhya Pradesh
59Ms Rampyari Dhurve, SIMadhya Pradesh
60Ms Anju Sharma, SIMadhya Pradesh
61Shri Abhay Nema, InspMadhya Pradesh
62Smt. Mamta Lawrence D’souza, InspMaharashtra
63Smt. Padmaja Amole Badhe, ACPMaharashtra
64Smt. Alka Dhiraj Jadhav, APIMaharashtra
65Smt. Pritee Prakash Tipare, ACPMaharashtra
66Shri Rahul Dhalsing Bahure, APIMaharashtra
67Shri Manohar Narsappa Patil, PIMaharashtra
68Shri Baburao Bhauso Mahamuni, DySPMaharashtra
69Shri Ajit Rajaram Tike, DySPMaharashtra
70Shri Sunil Shankar Shinde, InspMaharashtra
71Shri Sunil Devidas Kadasne, SPMaharashtra
72Shri Umesh Shankar Mane Patil, DySPMaharashtra
73Smt. M Priyadarshini Devi W/SIManipur
74Shri Banraplang Jyrwa, DySPMeghalaya
75Shri V L Chama Ralte, SIMizoram
76Shri Temsuyangba Ao,  UBSINagaland
77Shri Debendra Kumar Mallick, InspOdisha
78Shri Debendra Kumar Biswal, InspOdisha
79Shri Trupti Ranjan Nayak, SIOdisha
80Shri Srikanta Sahu, SIOdisha
81Shri Sandeep Goel, SSPPunjab
82Shri Baljit Singh, InspPunjab
83Shri Anant Kumar, Addl.SPRajasthan
84Shri Suresh Sharma, DySPRajasthan
85Shri Anil Kumar Doriya, InspRajasthan
86Shri Dinesh Lakhawat, InspRajasthan
87Shri Daraja Ram, InspRajasthan
88Shri Ashok Anjana, InspRajasthan
89Shri Dharmendra Singh, DCP  Rajasthan
90Shri Arun Kumar, InspRajasthan
91Shri Bhawani Singh, HCRajasthan
92Shri M Saravanan, InspTamil Nadu
93Smt. A Anbarasi, W/InspTamil Nadu
94Smt. P Kavitha, W/InspTamil Nadu
95Shri  R Jayavel, InspTamil Nadu
96Smt. K Kalaiselvi, W/InspTamil Nadu
97Shri G Manivannan, InspTamil Nadu
98Shri P R Chidambaramurugesan, InspTamil Nadu
99Smt. C Kanmani, W/InspTamil Nadu
100Shri Nayini Bhujanga Rao, ACPTelangana
 101Shri Aligati Madhusudhan, DySPTelangana
102Shri N Shyam Prasad Rao, ACPTelangana
103Shri G. Shyam Sunder, ACPTelangana
104Shri Nenavath  Nagesh, SITelangana
105Smt. Rita Debnath, WSITripura
106Smt. Neeta Rani, InspUttar Pradesh
107Shri Mukesh Kumar Singh, InspUttar Pradesh
108Shri Akhilesh Kumar Mishra, InspUttar Pradesh
109Shri Ghanshyam Shukla, SIUttar Pradesh
110Shri Ashok Kumar, InspUttar Pradesh
111Shri Sanjay Nath Tiwari, InspUttar Pradesh
112Smt. Shweta Srivastava, ACPUttar Pradesh
113Shri Arun Kumar Pathak, InspUttar Pradesh
114Shri Anil Kumar, SIUttar Pradesh
115Shri Ram Prakash Yadav, InspUttar Pradesh
116Shri Pradeep Kumar, InspUttarakhand
117Shri Sudip Kumar Das, SIWest Bengal
118Shri Kausikbrata Majumder, SIWest Bengal
119Shri Suman Sadhukhan, SIWest Bengal
120Shri Jitendra Prasad, SIWest Bengal
121Shri Krishnavijay Jayantilal Gohil, HCDadra& N.Haveli/ Daman & Diu
122Late Shri Satish Chander Sharma, Insp (Posthumously)Delhi
123Shri Amaleshwar Kumar Rai, InspDelhi
124Shri Sandeep Lamba, ACPDelhi
125Shri Gurmeet Singh Kataria, InspDelhi
126Shri Virender Singh, InspDelhi
127Ms. Domnica Purty, InspDelhi
128Shri Anurag Kumar, DIG NIA
129Shri Amit Singh, SP  NIA
130Shri Rakesh Balwal, SP  NIA
131Shri Kanchan Mitra, DySPNIA
132Shri Neeraj Sharma, InspNIA
133Shri Vijay Kumar Shukla, Addl.SPCBI
134Shri Sham Datt, DySPCBI
135Shri Kaushal Kishore Singh, DySPCBI
136Shri Rajender Singh Gosain, DySPCBI
137Shri Ananda Krishanan T P, DySPCBI
138Shri Atul Hajela, DySPCBI
139Shri Maharshi Ray Hajong, DySPCBI
140Shri Ashutosh Kumar, DySPCBI
141Shri Sardar Singh Chauhan, InspCBI
142Shri Ravinder Kumar, InspCBI
143Smt. A Bama, InspCBI
144Shri Rakesh Kumar Srivastava, InspCBI
145Shri Deepak, InspCBI
146Smt. Pachaiammal Sampath Kumar, InspCBI
147Shri Tarun Gaur, InspCBI
148Shri Sameer D Wankhede, ZDNCB
149Shri Kamal Pal Singh, ZDNCB
150Shri Rohit Srivastava, Supdt.NCB
151Shri Latchubugatha Sanyasi Babu, IONCB
152Shri Ashish Ranjan Prasad, IONCB

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