2 RPF officials awarded Indian Police Medal

Two Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel of the South Central Railway have been awarded the prestigious Indian Police Medal on the occasion of 75th Independence Day.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  14 Aug 2021 12:38 PM GMT
2 RPF officials awarded Indian Police Medal

Hyderabad: Two Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel of the South Central Railway have been awarded the prestigious Indian Police Medal on the occasion of 75th Independence Day. The awardees are K.S. Hara Prasad, divisional security commissioner (DSC), Guntur Division and K. Benaiah, inspector, Secunderabad Post, Secunderabad Division.

Hara Prasad, joined RPF as a sub-inspector and was elevated to the rank of Divisional Security Commissioner with an enduring endeavor to excel at all levels. With courage and grit, he fought many battles against crime at stations and trains where he unearthed and busted several criminal gangs resulting in recovery of railway material worth lakhs of rupees. With the experience gained over 33 years of service, after taking charge as DSC, Guntur, on 1 July, 2020, he guided and supervised post commanders in successful detection of high valued operational criminal cases and booking of touts. Apart from that, under his personal supervision, 21 cases have been booked under Section 143 of the Railways Act with the arrest of 22 touts and seizure of 481 railway journey tickets valued Rs 4.46 lakh.

K. Benaiah, too joined the force as an SI in 1996 and is currently working as an inspector, Secunderabad Post. During 25 years of service, he led from the front which resulted in the busting of numerous criminal gangs including crime against railway property with 100 per cent recovery. He was also instrumental in nabbing inter-state offenders in cardamom thefts. His flawless strategies in coordination with government railway police and the local police were responsible for the apprehension of a number of inter-state offenders with the recovery of property worth several lakhs. During the plying of Shramik specials during the pandemic, he evinced great earnestness in tackling operational rigors effectively. His good samaritan deeds like the rescue of children, retrieval of passenger luggage, helping elderly women and children earned appreciation.

Gajanan Mallya, general manager, SCR expressed his happiness at the recognition awarded to the RPF personnel of the zone. He commended their excellence and dedication towards duty and exuded confidence that the RPF will continue to excel in its primary duty of providing security to travellers and their property.

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