As recognition for their meritorious service, three officials of the Delhi Police have been awarded the President’s police medal for Distinguished Service — a day before India celebrates its 65th Republic Day. Seventeen other officials will be awarded the police medal.
The awardees include ACP (C&T) Priya Mitra Kaushik, Joint Commissioner (south-west range) Tajender Singh Luthra and Joint Commissioner (central range) Sandeep Goyal.
Starting out as a Sub-Inspector in the Delhi Police in 1980, Kaushik went on to play a significant role in preparing several Parliamentary Standing Committee reports as well as those by the Justice Verma Commission and Justice Usha Mehra Commission.
During the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, Kaushik was working in the police control room where he made a mark and was later sent on deputation for UN Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Having received the police medal in 2007, Sandeep Goyal’s work will be recognised on Republic Day for the second time.
A 1989 batch officer who worked with the Intelligence Bureau for five years, Goyal also served in the economic offences wing. Like Goyal, Luthra also started out as an AGMU cadre officer. From handling law enforcement in Arunachal Pradesh to busting cases on cyber and white-collar crime in Delhi, Luthra has played various roles.
Among the 17 police officials who will be awarded the police medal are ACP (Special Cell) Sheel Nidhi, Additional CP (armed forces) Atul Katiyar, Additional CP (PM Security) K. Jegadesan and Additional CP (outer) Sanjay Kumar, Inspector Manju Lata, Dara Singh, Ravinder Soni and Nagesh Kumar, Sub Inspectors Sube Singh, Ram Kumar, Satbir Singh, Ram Karan, Bhola Khan, ASI Dinesh Kumar, ASI A Chitra, Head constable Charan Singh and Mahesh Singh.