A policeman will do the district proud this Republic Day. Mansa City-I station house officer inspector Harpal Singh will be awarded the President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service on Sunday at the 64th celebrations of our Republic.
Harpal, a native of Meeyan village in Bathinda, joined the force in 1982 as a constable.
Over the course of his three-decade service, he has been responsible for recovering large quantities of drugs and narcotics.
He has also been recognised as an officer, who presents challan in court within the shortest time possible. In certain cases, so good has been his investigative skills and acumen that he presented a challan in court in less than 24 hours.
This action on his part helps check unnecessary delays and helps in early disposal of cases.
Known for his bravery too, he arrested three robbers - Jaswant Singh, Raman Kumar and Darshan Singh - on October 3, 2006, for robbing a car from Patiala and presented a challan against the trio within three days.
Distinguished service medal for two
The President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service has been given to 94 policemen from across the country. Punjab has two. Besides inspector Harpal Singh, Jalandhar ADGP Gurdev Singh Sahota will also be getting the award, according to the website of the ministry of home affairs.