At least 25 police personnel from Jharkhand found place in the list of gallantry award winners announced by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday. The list includes Inspector Naval Kishore Singh of Dhanbad, who will be awarded the President’s award for exemplary work in police service.
Besides, four police personnel, including a martyr, from the State will get gallantry awards for their bravery on the line of duty. The four police personnel in this category are Inspector Ramakant Prasad, Sub Inspector Jyoti Prasad, Constable Zafar Imam and Chowkidar Chotelal Paswan, who attained martyrdom in the line of duty. Moreover, at least 19 police personnel from the State will also get medals for their commendable performance in the police force here.
Every Independence Day, the MHA announces the names of police personnel, who have showcased valour while serving their duties. Jharkhand is one of the Left Wing Extremism- hit states in the country, and several thousand police personnel from central forces as well as the State police risk their lives every day to maintain law and order in the interiors of the tribal State. According to figures with the MHA, at least 18 of 24 districts in Jharkhand are Left Wing Extremism affected. Apart from the CPI (Maoist), at least 17 splinter outfits are active here.
The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), which plays a pivotal role in fighting extremism in the red corridor of the State, will celebrate the 73rd Independence Day in Ranchi by hoisting a 73 meter tall Indian national flag at its camp. The flag will be unfurled by CRPF’s Inspector General Sanjay Anand Latkar.
This flag will be the tallest tricolor hoisted in Ranchi on Independence Day. A press communiqué from the CRPF said on Wednesday that the flag will be hoisted on the tallest hill in the CRPF camp here and will be visible from different parts of Ranchi. This flag, however, will be hoisted every day starting this Independence Day and instill patriotism in the residents of Ranchi.