CBI organizes investiture ceremony on the occasion of International Anti-Corruption Day

A.J. Ramalingam, ASP from CBI Anti-Corruption Branch, Chennai, Tamil Nadu receiving Presidents Police Medal for Distinguished Service from Ajit Doval, National Security Advisor in an investiture ceremony held at CBI Headquarters in New Delhi. Ajay Kumar Bhalla, Union Home Secretary and Rishi Kumar Shukla, Director of CBI are also seen | Photo: Special Arrangement

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday organized an investiture ceremony on the occasion of International Anti-Corruption Day. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval presided over the event which was also attended by Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla.

Speaking on the occasion, Ajit Doval emphasized the importance of rooting out corruption as a strategic priority. He highlighted the important role of anti-corruption agencies in doing a larger service to the nation by combating corruption. He mentioned how this economically globalized world has given rise to new frontiers in crime, especially economic crimes and the need to tackle them with increased international cooperation. He also congratulated the medal winners and urged them to strive for improved professional competence in investigation to face future challenges.
Ajit Doval, Ajay Kumar Bhalla and CBI Director Rishi Kumar Shukla together released the ‘Handbook on Investigation Abroad’, which is meant to aid investigators in effectively utilizing formal and informal assistance channels for collection of foreign located evidence and criminal intelligence.
Addressing the function Rishi Kumar Shukla said that credibility of the CBI is a consequence of consistent excellent work done by the organization since its inception. He said apart from its role as a premier investigative agency, the CBI is carrying out key responsibilities with regard to preventive vigilance. He also detailed the coordination role being played by CBI by connecting all law enforcement agencies in India with international police cooperation networks.
Later Ajit Doval presented the Presidents Police Medals for Distinguished Service to 34 CBI officers - Rajiv Dwivedi, AIGP(Policy-II), CBI, New Delhi; Suman Kumar, ASP, AC-VI, CBI, New Delhi; Desh Deepak, SP, AC-I, CBI, New Delhi(Now Retired); Ghanshyam Rai, SP, EO-I, CBI, New Delhi (Now Retired ); A.J. Ramalingam, ASP, ACB, CBI, Chennai; N.M. Singh, JD, SC Zone, CBI, New Delhi; Sanjay Kewal Krishan Sareen, SP, ACB, CBI, Gandhinagar; S. Balasubramony, SP, CBI(on attachment with Directorate of Anti-Corruption, Jammu); Harish Chander Sharma, SP, EO-I, CBI, New Delhi (Now Retired ); Vijay Kumar Shukla, ASP, SC-II, CBI, New Delhi; Krishnaswamy Kumaresan, DSP, EOB, CBI, Mumbai; Samir Kumar Karmakar, Constable, BS&FB, CBI, Kolkata; Devendra Singh, SP, SCB, CBI, Lucknow; Kishan Singh Negi, ASP, SC-III, CBI, New Delhi; Nandkumar Nair, SP, SCB, CBI, Mumbai; Partha Mukherjee, AIGP(Policy-I), CBI, New Delhi; Prabhanjan Chakroborty, ASP, AC-V, CBI, New Delhi; Sundaravel Murugavel, ASP, ACB, CBI, Chennai; Joel Sunil Emmanuel, ASP, CBI Academy, Ghaziabad(U.P); Roshan Lal Yadav, DSP, AC-I, CBI, New Delhi; V. Kavidas, SI, CBI(HQ), New Delhi; Harpal Singh Virk, HC, ACB, CBI, New Delhi; Santosh Kumar, ASP, SC-III, CBI, New Delhi; Bijay Kumar Pradhan, ASP, SC-I, CBI, New Delhi; Jaya Narayan Rana, SP, EO-VII, CBI, Bhubaneshwar; Mahesh Kumar Puri, ASP, SCB, CBI, Chandigarh; Mahesh Kumar, ASP, ACB, CBI, Jammu; Pan Singh Bisht, HC, AC-II, CBI, New Delhi; Prashant Kumar Pande, SP, ACB CBI, Jabalpur; Ravi Gambhir, SP, AC-VI/SIT, CBI, New Delhi; Sanjay Kumar, Inspector, AC-II, CBI, New Delhi; B. Satish Prabhu, Inspector, ACB, CBI, Hyderabad; Kusum Pal Singh, SI, ACB, CBI, New Delhi & Krishan Pal Singh, HC, EO-II, CBI, New Delhi.
Praveen Sinha, Additional Diretor of CBI gave the Vote of Thanks. The event was also joined virtually by all the CBI branches across the country.

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