IPS officer Sanjakta Prasad got HM medal for best performance in police training
New Delhi: Senior IPS officer Sanjukta Prasad has been awarded the Union Home Minister’s Medal in Police Training.
At a ceremony here on Thursday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah presented the 2006 batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre with the award for his outstanding services as a trainer for police investigators.
Currently serving as Deputy Inspector General (DIG) at the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in Delhi, Parasor is an honorary officer.
His exemplary role as Superintendent of Police (SP) in leading counter-insurgency operations against ULFA and NDFB militants in Jorhat and Sonitpur districts of Assam between 2011 and 2016 was highly commended.
Prosecutors at the NIA have been dealing with a number of sensitive issues related to terrorism since 2017.
Its functions at the NIA include conducting capacity building programs for state police and the Central Armed Police Force in Delhi as well as regional centers.
Parasor also coordinates training programs for police officers, prosecutors and specialists with foreign police partners such as the FBI, French Police and Canadian Police.
He was given a one-time cash prize of Rs. 25,000 along with a certificate and medal signed by the Union Home Minister. The name of the medal winner has also been published in the Gazette of India.
At a ceremony marking the 13th founding day of the NIA, Shah praised the NIA’s qualitative research over a short period of 13 years.
He also praised the NIA’s conviction rate of 93.25% and asked the organization to set its goals for 2047 so that the NIA can establish its national and international identity, an official statement said. ۔
Shah stressed the need for scientific research to gather evidence and to institutionalize the procedures and procedures developed by the NIA.
The statement said that he directed the NIA to coordinate with other agencies involved in counter-terrorism and provide resources for building a national database of information on terrorists and terrorism.