NEW DELHI: Thirty one officers from country's top investigating agency CBI including officers involved in the probe of Agustawestland chopper scam besides those securing successful prosecution of former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala, have been awarded President’s Police Medal and Police Medal on eve of 70th Independence day.
But interestingly,Only two IPS officers figure in the list of awards announced on Sunday.
Ashwani Kumar Chand, an IPS officer of 2000 batch from Sikkim cadre, who is part of Special Investigation Team of CBI probing cases like Agusta Westland Helicopter scam and Vijay Mallya cheating cases has been awarded Police Medal for Meritorious Service.
Another IPS officer Navjyoti Gogoi, also a 2000 batch IPS officer from Rajasthan cadre who is posted as DIG, Guwahati in CBI, has been given Police Medal for Meritorious Service.
Atul Hajela, DSP in Anti-Corruption Branch of the agency, who is involved in the probe against the Principal Secretary to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Rajendra Kumar, has been honoured with Police Medal of Meritorious Service.
Harish Chandra Sharma, presently handling corruption cases as SP, Jodhpur in CBI, who had probed the scam in the appointment of unior Basic Trained (JBT) teachers in which Chautala was convicted, has been given President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service.
Vijay Kumar Shukla, presently DSP in Special Crime Unit of the agency, who probed Badaun suicide case, has also been given President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service.
Ramesh Chand, the Head Constable who has worked in the Head Qaurters and Information Section of the agency, has also been given Police Medal for Meritorious Service. Chand hails from Palampur, Himachal Pradesh.