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Republic Day: 777 police personnel awarded; 100 for gallantry

NEW DELHI: A total of 777 police and paramilitary personnel have been awarded police medals while 100 have been decorated for gallantry, led by Jammu and Kashmir police, on the occasion of Republic Day.

The gallantry tally is led by Jammu and Kashmir Police with 32 Police Medals for Gallantry (PMG) followed by the country’s largest paramilitary CRPF with 16 medals, Andhra Pradesh 12, the Border Security Force five medals, Chhattisgarh seven and one to Sashastra Seema Bal.

Out of the 100 bravery medals, ten have been decorated posthumously, with Manipur Police Inspector P Sanjoy Singh getting it for a record eighth time.

Interestingly, there have been no Presidents Police Medals for Gallantry (PPMG) awarded this year. (AGENCIES)

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