Fifty-seven officers and personnel of Maharashtra Police were today presented President's medals for gallantry, distinguished and meritorious service.
Governor Vidyasagar Rao presented the President's police medals for gallantry, distinguished and meritorious service to these officers and personnel at an investiture ceremony held at Raj Bhavan here this evening. While 12 of them were given gallantry medals, 41 police officers and personnel were presented with medals for meritorious service.
Four senior officers- D Kanakartnam, Additional DG, Rashmi Shukla, Commissioner (State Intelligence Bureau), Rajnish Seth, Additional Director General (ACB) and K Venaktesham, Additional DGP - were given medals for distinguished service.
Later, Sanjay Chandrakant Chowgule, Sub-Inspector (Amravati), Chinna Gilla Venta, Constable (Gadchiroli) and Dhananjay Pandhari Maske, Constable (Gadchiroli) were given the gallantry medals posthumously. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Ministers of State for Home Ram Shinde (Urban) and Ranjit Patil (Rural), DGP Sanjeev Dayal and Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria were prominent among those present on the occasion.
Madhukar Pandey, Special IG (Training and Special Squad), R K Singal, Police Commissioner, Rajvardhan, Vishavas Nagare-Patil and Milind R Bharambe (all three Additional Commissioner of Police), Sanjay V Mohite, S V Kolhe, Dattatraya Karale, P R Pawar, (all SPs) and Supriya Patil-Yadav, Dupty Commissioner of Police, were among those presented the medals for meritorious service.