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Meerut Police drive against corruption nets its gallantry medallist for this year

Meerut Police drive against corruption nets its gallantry medallist for this year


TCSN Desk

02 Sep 2021

Bijendra Pal Rana was picked for the award for gunning down Shiv Shakti Naidu, a dreaded criminal who faced serious charges in about 25 cases and had a reward of Rs 2 lakh on his head, during an encounter in Meerut last year.

A crackdown launched by Meerut Police to weed out corruption within its ranks has led to 75 personnel being pulled out and shunted to Police Lines, 53 constables getting transferred, and an Inspector and Sub-Inspector “absconding” after being cornered for accepting bribes.

But what has really left senior officers red-faced is that the Inspector on the radar was picked for the national Police Medal for Gallantry (PMG) this Independence Day.

Bijendra Pal Rana, 47, who heads the Sadar Bazar Police Station, was among nine from UP Police on this year’s PMG list. He was picked for the award for gunning down Shiv Shakti Naidu, a dreaded criminal who faced serious charges in about 25 cases and had a reward of Rs 2 lakh on his head, during an encounter in Meerut last year.

On Tuesday evening, a case of bribery was registered against Rana and Head Constable Manmohan by Meerut SSP Prabhakar Chaudhary.