Officer Will get eighth Gallantry Medal, Highest Amongst Central Police Forces

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New Delhi:

CRPF officer Prakash Ranjan Mishra has been embellished with a gallantry medal for the eighth time, making him the very best recipient of bravery medals among the many Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), a authorities order mentioned on Wednesday.

Mishra, 49, holds the rank of second-in-command (equal to superintendent of police), and he, together with 4 of his colleagues, has been awarded with the police medal for bravery (PMG) for displaying “exemplary braveness” in an anti-Naxal operation in Jharkhand’s Khunti district on December 20, 2020. The PMG was introduced by the Union Dwelling Ministry on the event of the 74th Republic Day, being celebrated on January 26 (Thursday).

A regional commander of the Maoists, who had 152 police circumstances towards him, was killed on this operation, in line with officers.

The 4 others who had been awarded the PMG together with Mishra embody Assistant Commandant Prahald Sahay Choudhary, Constables Raju Kumar, Yogendra Kumar and Sushil Kumar Chachi, the order mentioned.

That is Choudhary’s fourth gallantry medal.

Mishra, a commando educated officer, joined the Central Reserve Police Power (CRPF) as a Sub-Inspector in 1997 and later certified as an officer (Assistant Commandant) in 2002. He additionally served as an Further SP on deputation with the Jharkhand Police.

He’s at present posted with the 94th CRPF battalion in Khunti.

The officer has served just about all his tenure in laborious areas together with anti-Naxal operations stints in Jharkhand, Sukma district in Chhattisgarh’s excessive Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected Bastar division and counter-insurgency duties in Jammu and Kashmir.

Mishra was awarded the primary PMG in 2009, twice in 2011, once more in 2013 and 2015, the highest police bravery medal — President’s Police Medal for Gallantry — in 2012, the navy ‘Shaurya Chakra’ in 2013 other than 13 commendation discs for operations by the CRPF Director Normal (DG) and 7 by the Jharkhand DGP.

Mishra has the very best particular person gallantry medals within the CRPF and among the many Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) just like the BSF, ITBP, SSB and CISF, a senior CAPF officer informed PTI.

The officer made headlines in 2012 after being shot in a Naxal operation in Jharkhand and his blood-soaked pictures had been revealed throughout numerous newspapers and portals.

After this near-fatal incident, he was within the hospital for about two months and shortly obtained again to his favorite job — counter-insurgency and jungle warfare operations.

Mishra is intently preceded within the power by 37-year-old CRPF Assistant Commandant Naresh Kumar who has obtained seven gallantry medals for enterprise daring operations within the Kashmir valley, being a part of the elite fast motion group (QAT) of the power.

Former Delhi Police (particular cell) officer Sanjeev Kumar Yadav has obtained 11 gallantry medals until now.

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