Mangaluru: Bunder police inspector Shantaram Kundar, Ullal sub-inspector Bharati, city armed reserve (CAR) inspector Sachin Lawerence and Bajpe head constable Muhammed are among the recipients of chief minister’s gold medals for this year.
City police commissioner Chandra Sekhar had recommended their names to the top brass in consideration of their commitment to service, track record and eligibility.
Shantaram Kundar: Hailing from Karinja in Bantwal taluk, he is an officer of 2003 batch. Beginning as a probationary sub-inspector in Madikeri, later on, he served in Devaraj station in Mysuru, Alagur in Mandya, Madikeri rural, Kodagu district intelligence and Tavarekere in Tumakuru district.
After being promoted to inspector, he has served in MESCOM vigilance, Kudremukh and Mudigere police stations.
Bharati: She has served as sub-inspector in Moodbidri, Panambur, Pandeshwar and Mangaluru rural stations before being posted to Ullal. She had handled tough cases of crime and ensured peace in a sensitive centre like Ullal. She has earned a friendly tag of being ‘Lady Tiger’.
Sachin Lawrence: CAR inspector Sachin Lawrence served as a probationary officer in Gulbarga. After stints in Karwar and Chikkamagaluru, he has been with the CAR for the last eight months.
Head constable Muhammed: Having joined the police service in 1992, he has served in Kollur, Kundapur, Mangaluru rural, Kavoor, traffic east and Ullal stations. He was also part of the anti-rowdy cell under inspector Vinay Gaonkar. He has been in Bajpe station for the last one year.