NEW DELHI: Recognising the high standards of investigation by law enforcement officers, the home ministry on Wednesday rewarded 121 police personnel, including CBI officers who cracked the Narendra Dabholkar murder case, with the ‘Union home minister’s medal for excellence in investigation’.
This category of police medals was instituted in 2018 with the objective of promoting high professional standards of investigation of crime and to recognise excellence in investigation.
Among the personnel who have been conferred the medals this year, 15 are from CBI, 10 each from Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra Police, eight from Uttar Pradesh Police, seven each from
and West Bengal Police, and the remaining from the other state/UT police.
As many as 21, or one-sixth of the awardees, are women.
In a congratulatory tweet, home minister
said: “A thorough investigation plays a pivotal role in delivering justice. I congratulate all the recipients of ‘Medal for Excellence in Investigation-2020’. This is a recognition of the outstanding service and commitment of our police personnel. India is proud of them!“.
ASP Subhash Ramrup Singh, who cracked the murder of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar, shot dead by gunmen at Pune in 2013, had recovered the weapon used in murder with help from a
and hig- end equipment from Thane creek. The investigation had also turned up clues about the murders of Kannada writer M M Kalburgi , journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh and communist leader Govind Pansare.
Inspector Perwez Alam
from Ranchi solved the murder of engineering student Jaya Bharti whose body was found in her room. Alam and team scanned through a list of over 300 numbers from dump data list, questioned 150 and collected 11 blood samples to zero in on the rapist and murderer who had been arrested by the Lucknow police for mobile theft and was in jail.
Inspector Rakesh Ranjan posted in Bengaluru has received the medal for solving the murder of BJP worker Yogesh Gowda in
's Dharwad. A charge sheet was filed against eight people in the case.
Inspector Vibha Kumari who investigated the infamous Muzaffarpur shelter home abuse and SP Cephas Kalyan Pakerla posted at Hyderabad was awarded the medal for his investigation in the i-Monetary Advisory (IMA) scam.
DSP Mukesh Sharma posted at the CBI''s special crime unit in Delhi got the award for investigation in rape and murder of a minor girl in a police station in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri by a UP Police constable.
Other awardees are DSP Rajan Kumar Jha and inspectors Vijaya Vaishnavi, Prashant Kandpal, Parvender Mathur, Ashish Anand, K Bindhu,
Duli Chand Yadav
, Jyotirmoyee Majhi and Shiv Kumar Jha.