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Coimbatore

Anna medals to 128 police personnel

Covai Post Network

The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s medals on the occasion of Dr Anna’s birth anniversary on September 15 were announced. As many as 128 personnel in the police’ fire and rescue, prison, Home Guards and finger print science were recognised for their ‘outstanding devotion to duty’.

According to a statement, 100 police personnel which include Superintendents of Police to Grade-I constables, 10 Fire and Rescue Service personnel from Deputy Directors to firemen, 10 prison service staff in the rank of Deputy Jailor to grade I warder, six Home Guards including Assistant Commandant Generals and section leaders and a Superintendent of Police and a DySP in the finger print science unit would be recipients of the award.

They will get a bronze medal and a grant on the basis of their ranks. These will be awarded by the Chief Minister later.

The Chief Minister’s Police Medal for Gallantry will be presented to Special SI of Gangaikondan police station P Thirumalai Nambi. This is in recognition of his brave act on November 6, 2016, for nabbing Ramesh alias Ramaiah, involved in various murder, robbery, theft and snatching cases. He had been absconding for 10 years. Nambi sustained severe injuries when the accused attacked him with an iron rod. He will get a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh.

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