New Delhi: A total of 347 police personnel have been awarded Police Medal for Gallantry on the occasion of the 76th Independence Day, with DGP Dilbag Singh-led Jammu and Kashmir Police being awarded 108 medals, the most among states and union territories.
Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh are also among the states with the highest number of Police Medals for Gallantry this time.
Among central police armed forces, the CRPF personnel led by DG Kuldeep Singh have been awarded the most gallantry medals.
Among the personnel receiving Gallantry Awards, 109 are from CRPF, 108 are from Jammu and Kashmir Police, 19 are from BSF, 42 are from Maharashtra, and 15 are from Chhattisgarh.
Jammu and Kashmir police and the CRPF have been involved in dozens of counter-militancy operations.
According to the ministry of home affairs, as many as 204 personnel are being awarded for their gallant action in Jammu and Kashmir, 80 personnel for their gallant action in left-wing Extremism affected areas and 14 personnel for their gallant action in the North-East Region.