Telangana State has received the highest number of gallantry medals for police personnel in the country on the eve of Independence Day. It was the only State unit to secure the President’s police medal for gallantry (PPMG). The other units to receive the award this year were Central Reserve Police Force(CRPF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police(ITBP), and the Intelligence Bureau(IB).
Sub-Inspector Duddekula Siddaiah and Constable Chougoni Nagaraju, who lost their lives trying to catch two Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) operatives in Nalgonda district last year, were announced as the recipients of the PPMG on Sunday.
A senior IPS official said, “The 26 gallantry medals is the highest in the country. The Union home ministry has recognised TS’ contributions to the anti-terrorist drives in the country.”
Police personnel who have been awarded the Police Medal for Gallantry include 24 from Telangana, 16 from Odisha, 10 from Maharashtra, eight from Jharkhand, nine each from Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, among others.