New Delhi, Aug 12: The “Union Home Minister’s Medal for Excellence in Investigation” for the year 2023 have been awarded to 140 police personnel.
Four police personnel from Odisha have been awarded recognizing their excellence in investigation. They are Dy.SP Pravat Kumar Biswal, Dy.SP Manas Ranjan Pradhan, Inspector Prasant Kumar Sahoo, and Inspector Durgesh Nandini Mohanty.
This medal was constituted in 2018, with the objective to promote high professional standards of investigation of crime and recognize such Excellence in Investigation. It is announced on 12th of August every year.
Among the personnel receiving these awards, 15 are from CBI, 12 from NIA, 10 from Uttar Pradesh, 09 each from Kerala & Rajasthan, 08 from Tamil Nadu, 07 from Madhya Pradesh and 06 from Gujarat and the remaining from the other States/UTs/Organizations. These include 22 women police officers.