New Delhi, August 13: Four Odia officers who excelled in investigations are going to be awarded the Union Home Minister’s Award 2023.
The Union Ministry of Home Affairs on Saturday announced the names of the gallant officers .
Deputy SP Pravat Kumar Biswal, Inspector Prashant Kumar Sahoo, Inspector Durgesh Nandini Mohanty and Deputy SP Manas Ranjan Pradhan from Odisha Police have been selected for the prestigious award.
The medals will be awarded to as many as 140 Police personnel for their ace aptitude of investigation. Among the personnel receiving these awards, 15 are from CBI, 12 from NIA, 10 from Uttar Pradesh, 9 each from Kerala and Rajasthan, 8 from Tamil Nadu, 7 from Madhya Pradesh and 6 from Gujarat and the remaining from the other States/UTs/Organizations. These include 22 Women Police Officers.
Worth mentioning, the Home Minister’s Medal was constituted in 2018, with the objective to promote high professional standards of investigation of crime and recognise such Excellence in Investigation. It is announced on the 12th of August every year.