On the occasion of Republic Day,as many as nine policemen serving in various police establishments in Pune and one from Solapur have been nominated for the Presidents Police Medal for distinguished service.
Among them are additional director general of police and state CID chief Ashok Dhiware,deputy superintendent (DySP) Deepak Bhikoba Humbre,senior police inspectors Ganpat Vithoba Nikam,Manohar Joshi,inspectors Balraj Shivraj Lanjile,Dattatraya Dnyaoba Pawar,J S Pathan,sub-inspector Ramesh Vitthal Bhosale and assistant sub inspector Sitaram Babanrao Narke and DySP Milind Kalidas Patil from Solapur.
Dhiware joined the Maharashtra Police Service as deputy superintendent in 1978. As inspector general (Nagpur range) he succeeded in collecting soft intelligence with the help of community policing Janjagran Abhiyan,which resulted in the arrest of 19 hardcore Naxalites,116 associates and elimination of 26 Naxalites and surrendering of 40 Naxalties and 51 associates.
Humbre joined the state police as sub inspector in 1987. He is currently posted with the state CID,Pune. He has so far received 201 prizes and 29 certificates for crime detection and investigation skills. In his 25 years of service,he has also worked in Mumbai,Pune and Aurangabad and arrested notorious criminals like Jagdish Shankar Yadav,besides solving serious crimes.
Nikam is currently attached to the special branch of Pune city police. He joined the police force in 1977 as a constable. He has so far received 258 prizes and 38 certificates for crime detection and investigation.
Joshi is currently posted at Deccan Gymkhana police station of city police. He joined the police force in 1984 as sub inspector. He worked in different parts of the state and has so far received 305 rizes. Pune police commissioner Meeran Borwankar gave him a reward of Rs 2,500 for recording the conversation between Shiv Sena leaders Neelam Gorhe and Milind Narvekar,allegedly about causing violence in the city during the bandh called on December 28,2010.
Lanjile is currently posted with the economic offences wing of Pune rural police. He joined the police force in 1986 as sub inspector. He was selected for the United Nations Peace Keeping Mission at Kosovo between June 2008 and February 2009. He has received 165 prizes so far.
Pawar is currently posted at the office of police superintendent,wireless communication (West division),Pune. He joined the police force as an assistant sub inspector in wireless communication department in 1982. He was promoted to sub inspector in 1988. He has received 65 prizes and 10 certificates so far.
Pathan joined the police force as constable in 1981. He was selected as sub inspector in 1990. He handled the tense situation in highly sensitive areas of Kasaiwada and Chunabhatti in Mumbai during 1992 riots. He was instrumental in detection of cases involving underworld gangs. He also saved eight lives in flood situation in 1984 in Pune Camp. He has got 158 awards so far.
Bhosale joined police service in 1975 as armed police constable. He was selected for escorting dreaded criminals in Joshi Abhyankar murder case of 1977 and Genral Arunkumar Vaidya assassination case. He worked with the special protection group showing no lapse in protection of VVIPs. He has 129 awards to his credit.
Narke is currently attached to State reserve police force (SRPF),Pune. He joined the police service in 1980 as constable. He has 131 awards to his credit.
Patil is currently attached to the women police training school in Solapur. He joined the state police as sub inspector in 1985. He has 297 awards to his credit. While working in Mumbai,he played an important role in busting a gang of drug peddlers involving Pakistan and Nigeria nationals.