Guwahati: Amid their battle from the frontlines against the novel coronavirus, as many as 35 police personnel from Assam have been selected to be honoured with the Chief Minister's Police Medal for their "outstanding service."
The Chief Minister's Police Medal shall be conferred to these gallant personnel by the Assam Governor on the occasion of India's 74th Independence Day.
Of the 35 personnel who shall be conferred with the Chief Minister's Police Medal, 29 are from the ranks of the Assam Police, while 6 personnel are from the Fire and Emergency Services of Assam.
Below is the list of the personnel who will be conferred with the Chief Minister's Police Medal:
1. Smti. Indrani Baruah, IPS, Commandant, 4th APBn, Kahilipara, Guwahati
2. Ms. Amanjeet Kaur, IPS, Superintendent of Police, Nalbari
3. Shri Anand Mishra, IPS, Superintendent of Police, Dhubri
4. Ms. Subhasini Sankaran, IPS, Dy. Commissioner of Police (East), Police Commissionerate, Guwahati
5. Shri Shwetank Mishra, IPS, Superintendent of Police, Charaideo
6. Shri Mahesh Chand Sharma, APS, Asstt. Inspector General of Police (W&S)
7. Shri Ripul Das, APS, Superintendent of Police, Udalguri
8. Shri Dambarudhar Hazarika, APS, Commandant, 20th AP (IR) Bn, Panbari, Dhubri
9. Shri Ponjit Dowarah, APS, Addl. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Admn), Police Commiserate, Guwahati
10. Shri Ripunjoy Kakati, APS, Addl. Superintendent of Police (HQ), Tinsukia
11. Shri Bitul Chetia, APS, Deputy Superintendent of Police (HQ), Tinsukia
12. Shri Moidul Islam, APS, Deputy Superintendent of Police (HQ), Udalguri
13. Shri John Das, Sub Divisional Police Officer, Bokajan, Karbi Anglong
14. Shri Himangshu Das, APS, Asstt. Commissioner of Police (Dispur), Police Commissionerate, Guwahati
15. Shri Mrinmoy Das, APS, Sub Divisional Police Officer, Kaliabor, Nagaon
16. Inspector (UB) Ashim Borah, Baksa DEF
17. Inspector (AB) Anil Das, 24th AP (IR) Bn, Charaimari, Baksa
18. SI (UB) Raju Bahadur Chetry, Karbi Anglong DEF
19. SI (UB) Nipu Kalita, Nagaon DEF
20. SI (Prog.) Pulak Barman, Barpeta DEF
21. SI (WT) Abinash Medhi, Assam Police Radio Organization, Assam
22. SI (UB) Rituparna Sonowal, Special Branch, Assam, Kahilipara, Guwahati
23. ASI (UB) Arun Kumar Nath, Karbi Anglong DEF
24. Hav./CLK Sudarshan Das, 5th ABPn, Sontilla, Sima Hasao (On deputation at Dima Hasao DEF)
25. Constable – 1016 Prakash Basumatary, 11TH ABPn, Dergaon
26. Constable (UB) – 120 Rakesh Kumar Singh, Kokrajhar DEF
27. WPC (UB) – 367 Inu Devi, Morigaon DEF
28. Constable – 562 Biswajit Phatowali, 1st APBn, Lighiripukhuri
29. Constable – 737 Tonmoy Nath, 12th APBn, Jamugurighat, Sonitpur
FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES, ASSAM:
1. Shri Tarun Chandra Dehingia, Sr. Station Officer, Fire & Emergency Services, Assam
2. ER – 27 Dilip Urang, SDRF, Assam
3. ER – 21 Pankaj Subba, SDRF, Assam
4. ER – 52 Prag Bora, SDRF, Assam
5. ER – 127 Devison Chutia, SDRF, Assam
6. ER – 35 Amit Choudhury, SDRF, Assam
Needless to say, this recognition shall serve as a great confidence boost to Assam's men and women in uniform who have been waging a long and arduous battle against the COVID-19 pandemic ever since the virus landed on our shores.
In doing so, many of these frontline warriors themselves have been infected by the dreaded contagion and 6 personnel have died in the line of duty.
These medals shall serve as a timely reminder to the Assam cops that the efforts against anti-social elements (and even pandemics) are being appreciated.