The Union home ministry has awarded 121 police personnel with the “Medal for Excellence in Investigation” for the year 2020.
Of these, 15 awardees are from the Central Bureau of Investigation and 10 each from Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra Police. Eight personnel from Uttar Pradesh Police and seven each from Kerala and West Bengal Police also got the award.
The list also includes 21 women police officers.
Last year, 96 policemen, including 13 women officers, had received the coveted award.
The medal,constituted in 2018 with the objective to promote high professional standards of investigation of crime, was to recognise excellence in investigation officers. That year, 101 police personnel had received the award.