NSA presents Prez police medals to CBI officers

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Wednesday presented the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Services to 34 officers of the CBI on the International Anti-Corruption Day, officials said.

Doval emphasized on the importance of rooting out corruption as a strategic priority. “He highlighted the important role of anti-corruption agencies in doing a larger service to the nation by combating corruption… He congratulated the medal winners and urged them to strive for improved professional competence in investigation to face future challenges,” CBI Spokesperson RK Gaur said.

Doval, Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla and CBI Director Rishi Kumar Shukla, released a ‘Handbook on Investigation Abroad’, giving insights to officers on utilizing “formal and informal assistance channels” for collection of evidence and criminal intelligence from other countries.

Among other recipients were AIGP Rajiv Dwivedi and Partha Mukherjee, Superintendents of Police Desh Deepak (now retired), Ghanshyam Rai, Sanjay Kewal Krishan Sareen, Jaya Narayan Rana, S Balasubramony, Harish Chander Sharma, Devendra Singh, Nandkumar Nair, Prashant Kumar Pande and Ravi Gambhir.

DSPs Krishnaswamy Kumaresan and Roshan Lal Yadav and ASPs A J Ramalingam, Kishan Singh Negi, Prabhanjan Chakroborty, Sundaravel Murugavel, Joel Sunil Emmanuel, Santosh Kumar, Bijay Kumar Pradhan, Mahesh Kumar Puri and Mahesh Kumar were also among the recipients of the prestigious medal. The awards were also received by Inspectors Sanjay Kumar, Sub-Inspectors V Kavidas and Kusum Pal Singh, Head Constables Krishan Pal Singh, Harpal Singh Virk, Pan Singh Bisht, Constables Samir Kumar Karmakar and B Satish Prabhu.