Updated: Aug 15
Six Delhi Police were awarded including Late Inspector Satish Chandra Sharma awarded Union Home Minister Medal for Excellence in Investigation 2021 on the occasion of the 75th Independence Day of India.
Sharma has been awarded for rewarded for his meticulous and professional investigation in Batla House Encounter.
That time he was posted in the crime branch. On 19.09.2008, there was a shootout between a team of Special Cell and a group of armed terrorists of “Indian Mujahideen” at Batla House, Delhi, in which Inspr. Mohan Chand Sharma lost his life. During the investigation, one absconding accused Shahzad @ Pappu was arrested and a charge sheet was filed.
The scientific and professional investigation was appreciated by Hon’ble Chief Justice of Delhi High Court, Hon’ble Chief Justice of India, and the Chairman NHRC. The trial court was totally satisfied with the prosecution and sentenced the accused Shahzad to rigorous imprisonment for life. On 23.02.2018, the remaining accused Ariz Khan was arrested in this case. On 08.3.2021, accused Ariz Khan was also convicted and sentenced to death and a fine of Rs. 11 lacs.
Other awardees are ACP Sandeep Lamba, Lady Inspector Domnica Purty Purty, Inspector Amaleshwar Kumar Rai, Inspector Gurmeet Singh Kataria, and Inspector Virender Singh.
ACP Sandeep Lamba and Inspector Gurmeet Singh (Crime Branch) for efforts and perseverance to make a watertight case against the accused involved in East Delhi Riots.
In which police personnel on duty were attacked by violent and agitated protestors at Main Wazirabad Road. HC Rattan Lal lost his life, while DCP/Shahdara and ACP/Gokulpuri suffered grievous injuries, besides serious injuries that were caused to more than 50 police personnel.
This was the 1st incident of “unprovoked mass violence”, which led to the death of a police officer performing duty in the Northeast Delhi Riots. Inspector Amleshwar Rai (Crime Branch) was also rewarded for solving stone-pelting, petrol bombs, and firing from the roof of local municipal councilor’s residence, and brutally murder of IB Official Ankit Sharma in Dayalpur Area of North East Delhi. His body was found in local Nala.
Inspector Virendra Singh (EOW) for close investigation in the DDA Land Pooling case, more than 250 innocent persons have duped Rs. 30 Crores under the garb of Land Pooling Policy DDA and Lady Inspector Domnica Purty for solving brutally assault case of 12 years minor girl in Paschim Vihar.
This medal was constituted in 2018, to promote high professional standards of crime investigation and recognize excellence in an investigation by investigation officers.