Prefix Sher-i-Kashmir removed from Police Medals, 63 cops awarded

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Jan 25: Days after cancelling holiday on the birth anniversary of National Conference patriarch Late Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, the Government today removed the prefix Sher-i-Kashmir (as Sheikh Abdullah is known) from Jammu and Kashmir Police Medals.
An order issued by the General Administration Department said the nomenclature of ‘Sher-i-Kashmir Police Medals’ has been changed to ‘Jammu and Kashmir Police Medals’.
The medals were instituted in 2001 and are given on New Year, Republic Day and Independence Day in two categories—Gallantry and Meritorious.
While releasing holidays for the year 2020, the Union Territory Government had cancelled the holiday on December 5 on the occasion of Sheikh Abdullah’s birth anniversary and ‘Martyrs Day’ on July 13.
The recipients of Jammu and Kashmir Police Medal for Meritorious Service are IGP Swayam Prakash Pani, SSP Koshal Kumar Sharma and SSP Suhail Munawar Mir.
The recipients of Jammu and Kashmir Police Medal for Gallantry are SSP Altaf Ahmed Khan, HC Nisar Ahmad Dar, SgCT Asif Iqbal Qureshi, SI Mubarak Shah, SgCt Ghulam Yousf Kasana, Constable Shabir Ahmad, DySP Fayaz Hussain Shah, SI Mudasir Ahmad Khan,HC Tanveer Ahmad Malla, SgCt Ishaq Ahmad Mogray, SgCt Zafar Iqbal Naik, DySP Gazenfer Syed, SgCt Farooq Ahmad Bhat, SgCt Mubarik Ahmad Dar, Constable Chander Bushen, DySP Liyaqat Ali Khan, SI Shabir Ahmad Rather, Constable Mohammad Akbar Dar, DySP Vikram Singh, SI Syed Mudasir Javid Geelani, SI Irshad Ahmad Hajam, Constable Mairaj-ud-Din Gojrey, SP GV Sundeep Chakravarthy, SP Mushim Ahmad, DySP Imtiyaz Ahmad Mir, ASI Fayaz Ahmad Lone, ASI Azad Ahmad Naikoo, Constable Abdul Rashid Lone, SP Tahir Ashraf, DySP Azhar Rashid, SgCt Gurdeep Singh, SgCt Sajad Ahmad Dar, DIG Vidhi Kumar Birdi, DySP Ravinder Singh, DySP Mohammad Shafi Sheikh, DySP Sachit Sharma, Inspector Rafiq Ahmad Bhat, SI Vinod Kumar, Constable Parvaiz Ahmad Awan, ASI Akhtar Hussain Dewani, HC Mohammad Ibrahim, SgCt Mohammad Jabar Mir, SgCt Tariq Ahmad Bhat, Constable Farooq Ahmad Chopan, Constable Ishfaq Farooq Lone, Inspector Azim Iqbal, Vijay Kumar (High Court), SgCt Ghulam Mustafa Barah, SgCt Hilal Ahmad, HC Hilal Ahmad Ganai, SgCt Mohammad Arif Bhat, SgCT Sheeraz Ahmed Nengroo, SgCt Ghulam Hassan Lone, Constable Riyaz Ahmad Paswal, Additional SP Ramban Sanjay Kumar Parihar, DySP Asgar Ali Malik, Inspector Javid Iqbal, SgCt Anayat Ali and Constable Joginder Singh.