Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Police Chief S P Vaid Sunday awarded DGP’s commendation medal and certificate to 222 police, Army and paramilitary personnel for their meritorious and exemplary performance in the state this year.
Deputy Commissioner of Rajouri Shahid Iqbal Choudhary is among six officers who were also awarded. Three civilians received the award for their outstanding service in maintenance of law and order, a police spokesperson said.
The spokesperson said 271 police personnel including SSP Jammu Vivek Gupta and SSP of Subsidiary Training Centre (STC), Talwara, Anil Kumar Katoch were awarded DGP’s commendation Medal and certificate.
The awardees also included eight SPs and Additional SPs, 35 Deputy SPs, 37 inspectors, 29 sub-inspectors and 24 Assistant sub-inspectors, he said.
Among the security personnel, he said the awardees included 26 CRPF personnel including two Deputy Inspector Generals of Police, four commandants, two deputy commandants and seven assistant commandants, five BSF personnel including a DIG, two commandants, one second-in-command, and four SSB personnel.
A colonel and a lieutenant colonel were among 12 Army personnel who were awarded DGP’s commendation medal and certificate, the spokesperson said.
He said 13 SPOs were awarded DGP’s commendation medal and certificates for their outstanding contribution in maintenance of law and order this year.
Meanwhile, Director General of Police S P Vaid greeted the people of the state, families of the martyrs and all ranks of JKP and their families on the eve of New Year.
In his message, he said that J&K police with its hard work, dedication and sacrifices has earned a name for itself and people of the country as well as the officers at the different levels of the government have recognized the services of J&K police personnel to the nation. He has said that war against drugs and other crimes will continue in 2018 to make the state more peaceful and prosperous.
He wished that the new year be fruitful for the state and its people.