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NAVI MUMBAI POLICE COMMISSIONER GETS MAHATMA GANDHI PEACE AWARD

Its’ honor for Navi Mumbai. Police Commissioner Ramrao Wagh was conferred the Mahatma Gandhi Peace Awards 2007-08. Commissioner of Police Ramrao Wagh was awarded the Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award 2007 – 08 at the hands of Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar in the presence of Home Minister R R Patil, Finance Minister Jayant Patil, Abraham Mathai of Minority Commission and other. The Commissioner of Police Ramrao Wagh was honored for his significant role in maintaining peace in tensed atmosphere and spreading communal harmony and peace. Ramrao Wagh was selected in the Maharashtra Police in 1978 as Dy. Officer. In 1984, he was promoted as IPS. His role during the 1992 Sangli riots that coincided with the Babri mosque issue was crucial to spread peace. Another instance when he played a vital role was as the Police Commissioner of Aurangabad. In that period a popular lawyer and peace committee member Akbar Patel was murdered. Ramrao Wagh ensured that there were no riots even as tension prevailed in Aurangabad at that time. The other recipients of the Mahatma Gandhi Peace Awards 2007-08 included Nagpur’s collector, Dr Purshuttam Bhapkar, senior IPS officer Surya Pratap Gupta from Nasik, IPS Archana Tyagi and Abdul Rehman, police Superintendent of Yavatmal among others. Rajeev Mishra – NMTV News.

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