162 best investigators in the country to get home minister's medal

NEW DELHI: 162 police officers from the rank of sub-inspectors to SPs across the country, who showcase flawless investigation skills and impeccable integrity. will get “Union Home Minister’s Medal for Excellence in Investigation” every year starting this Independence Day.

The government has issued a gazette notification in this regard.

The award was conceptualized earlier this year by the ministry of home affairs to promote professional standards in police investigations.

According to the notification, 137 medals will be given to states/UT police officers while 25 medals will be awarded to three central investigation agencies – CBI, NIA and Narcotics Control Bureau.

Maximum number of medals – 15 -will go in the kitty of CBI, responsible for national and international corruption probes.

Detailing the criteria for the special medal, the notification stated officers from SI to SP ranks who are nominated by their respective force chiefs “should be clear from vigilance…

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