4 TS cops bag Centre's Medal for Excellence in Investigation

This medal was constituted in 2018 with the objective to promote high professional standards of investigation of crime and recognise excellence in investigation.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  13 Aug 2022 4:36 AM GMT
4 TS cops bag Centres Medal for Excellence in Investigation

Hyderabad: Four police officers from Telangana bagged the Union Home minister's Medal for Excellence in Investigation for the year 2022. In total, 151 police personnel have been awarded.

This medal was constituted in 2018 with the objective to promote high professional standards of investigation of crime and recognise excellence in investigation.

The four officers from Telangana are Rudravara M. Gandla Siva Murthi, assistant commissioner of police; Anji Reddy Bujoor, inspector; Ashala Gangara, deputy superintendent of police, and Raghy Veggalam, assistant commissioner of police.

Among the police personnel who received the awards, 15 were from the CBI, 11 were from the Maharashtra police, 10 each from Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh police, eight each from Kerala, Rajasthan, and West Bengal police, and the remaining from other states, Union Territories and organisations. Of the 151 who received the award, 28 were women police officers.

Case Study: Buddha Nagar murder investigation: LB Nagar SHO Anji Reddy awarded `Centre's Medal for Excellence'

LB Nagar Station House Officer (SHO) B. Anji Reddy has been awarded the Centre's Medal for Excellence for a timely and innovative investigation into a murder case. On the intervening night of May 6, 2020, Mukunda Randhari, 33, a construction worker of Odisha picked up a quarrel with Jayaram Rout in Buddha Nagar, Hyderabad.

In the scuffle, Randhari hit Rout with an iron rod on his head. He sustained severe injuries and was rushed to the hospital. On May 9, he succumbed at Osmania General Hospital in Hyderabad.

Immediately, B. Anji Reddy took up the investigation and arrested the accused. He investigated the case and collected evidence scientifically. He filed a charge sheet within a 90 days period and ensured that the accused did not jump bail. The IO followed up the case in the L.B. Nagar court. He got the trial commenced on 20 October 2020 and completed it by 14 September 2021.

The accused was convicted and awarded life imprisonment besides a fine of Rs. 10,000. Commissioner of Police, Rachakonda, Mahesh Bhagwat, and other officers appreciated Inspector Anji Reddy for bringing laurels to the Commissionerate.


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