New Delhi: (Trending News) A total of fifteen officers of Delhi Police Special Cell have been shortlisted for the Union Home Minister's Special Operation Medal. The announcement came on Ekta Divas, the birth anniversary of India's first home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. According to the statement, most officers feature on the list were part of 'Operation Pamir'. A total 11 of the officer that has been recommended for the medal had taken part in the international drug cartel busting operation carried out by the special cell. Operation PAMIR also successfully uncovered a hitherto unknown modus operandi of using the land route from Afghanistan through Iran and then via sea to the ports of western India for narco-smuggling, the statement added.
Operation Pamir had made a massive recovery of 330 kilograms of heroin valued internationally close to Rs 1,320 crore and apprehended nine accused persons, including five Afghanistan nationals. It was the largest ever heroin haul seized in Delhi''s crime history.
The 11 officers that have been named in the list for the Home Minister Special Operation Medal are Neeraj Thakur, Special Commissioner of Police/Special cell (then Joint CP/Special Cell), DCP Manishi Chandra, ACP Hridaya Bhushan, inspector Vinod Kumar, sub-inspector Manoj Kumar, sub-inspector Sunder Gautam, sub-inspector Yashpal Singh, sub-inspector Amit Kumar, sub-inspector Arvind Singh, sub-inspector Shamsher Singh and assistant sub-inspector Brijpal.
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ACP Lalit Mohan Negi, inspector Sunil Kumar Rajain, inspector Ravinder Joshi and sub-inspector Pankaj Singh Chauhan, these four officers have been awarded the medal for their role in busting of an ISIS-TN module, the statement said.
In December 2019, a group of ISIS terrorists from Tamil Nadu, who killed Hindu Munnani leader KP Suresh Kumar and were on conditional bail, had fled under mysterious circumstances. This group of terrorists was also involved in the killing of a Special Sub Inspector of Police (SSI) Wilson of Kaliakavilai Police Station in Tamil Nadu. Wilson was on duty at a police checkpoint on January 8, 2020, the statement said.
In this pan-India operation, the Special Cell of Delhi Police arrested the kingpin of this ISIS module Khaja Moideen along with his two associates in Delhi after a brief exchange of fire, the statement said. A total of 39 officers from all over India were awarded Union Home Minister's Special Operation Medal, out of which 15 were bagged by the Delhi Police Special Cell.
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