The Union Home Ministry has chosen 140 police officers from all over the country to receive excellence medals in investigations for the year 2023. The ministry announced the list of awardees on Saturday.
Among the recipients, there are 15 officers from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), 12 from the National Investigation Agency (NI), 10 from Uttar Pradesh, nine each from Kerala and Rajasthan, eight from Tamil Nadu, seven from Madhya Pradesh, six from Gujarat, and officers from other states and Union Territories. There are also 22 women police officers among the awardees.
From the Telugu states, ten police officers have been awarded medals – five officers each from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The awardees from Andhra Pradesh are Inspector Guntreddy Ashok Kumar, Inspector Sheikh Mansooruddin, DSP Dhanunjeyudu Mallela, DSP Korlakunta Supraja, and DSP Ravichandra. From Telangana, the awardees are Additional SP Mekala Thirupatanna, DSP Rajula Satyanarayana Raju, ACP Mula Jitender Reddy, DSP Kammapalli Mallikharjuna Kirankumar, and ACP Bhupathi Srinivasa Rao.
The Ministry of Home Affairs has been awarding the Excellence Medal in Investigations since 2018. The announcement is made every year on August 12. These medals aim to promote high professional standards in criminal investigation and to recognize and honor exceptional investigative work.