Late Delhi Police officer Mohan Chandra Sharma, who was martyred during the Batla House encounter in 2008, will be honoured with the police gallantry medal posthumously on the occasion of the Independence Day this year. The Home Ministry has released the list of personnel who are to be honoured with the gallantry medals this year.
Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma, who martyred in 2008 Batla House encounter with terrorists, to be awarded gallantry medal posthumously. Union home ministry today released the list of police personnel including Sharma who are to be awarded medals a day before the Independence Day. pic.twitter.com/maIux91VYN— DeshGujarat (@DeshGujarat) August 14, 2020
As per reports, along with Mohan Chand Sharma, who was martyred, another serving police official Dharmendra Kumar will also be awarded the gallantry medal. It is notable here that Mohan Chand Sharma was earlier awarded the Ashok Chakra in 2009.
Sharma has received the President’s medal seven times.