Guwahati, Jan 25: Assam Police additional DGP (special branch), Hiren Chandra Nath will be conferred the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service while 13 other police officials from the state have been named for Police Medal for Meritorious Service.
The additional DGP, along with the 13 police personnel will be among the 939 police personnel from the country to be awarded police medals on Republic Day on Wednesday.
Along with Assam, a total of 39 police personnel from the Northeast will be honoured on the occasion.
According to a report, the number of gallantry medals will be in three categories, 189 police medal for gallantry (PMG), 88 President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service (PPM) and 662 Police Medal for Meritorious Service (PM) awarded.
The 13 police personnel from Assam to be honoured with the Police Medal are Horen Tokbi, commandant, RTS, Dergaon; Shomez Uddin, inspector (APRO) Goalpara PR station; Nurul Islam, ASI, 24th Assam Police (IR) Battalion, ; Achyut Dutta, ASI, APRO, Majuli; Sunil Mili, havilder (AB), Police Training College, Dergaon; Mujammil Hoque, constable (UB), Karbi Anglong; Ranju Moni Saikia, women constable (UB), Karbi Anglong; Bipul Borah, constable (UB), Karbi Anglong; Hiren Hazarika, Bulon Gohain, Alok Paul, Jagat Tamang, all constables from Tinsukia; and Jay Deep Sharma, inspector (AB), commando battalion, North Guwahati.
Guwahati City Police on Tuesday launched a round-the-clock information and distress support line for the citizens of the city.
“People of the Guwahati can share any credible information on illegal activities with the police as well as reach out to the police for help if in distress. Citizens can send messages on either of the WhatsApp numbers – 6026901246 or 6026901247,” an official statement said.
Speaking about the initiative, Guwahati commissioner of police, Harmeet Singh said, “Our drug info line generated good leads. We wanted to expand the horizon and apply the learnings from there to provide easier access to the citizens, so that they are able to reach out to us in need through these numbers for support.”