UP: 18-yr-old Bharat Award recipient designated as 'Special Police Officer'

DN Bureau

Nazia Khan, who has received several national and state awards for her bravery and social work, has been designated as a 'Special Police Officer' of Agra Police by the Uttar Pradesh (UP) Director General of Police, OP Singh.

Bharat Award recipient Nazia Khan
Bharat Award recipient Nazia Khan

Agra: Nazia Khan, who has received several national and state awards for her bravery and social work, has been designated as a 'Special Police Officer' of Agra Police by the Uttar Pradesh (UP) Director General of Police, OP Singh.

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Earlier this year, Khan was awarded a national bravery award, as she decided to take active measures to thwart a network of drugs and gambling rackets, that had reached its decadence in Agra. She filed numerous police complaints against the crime ring, although they went unheard and she also started receiving threats.

Unfazed by the threats, Khan tweeted to then Chief Minister of UP, Akhilesh Yadav, about the rackets, following which rigorous police interventions saw drugs and gambling network eradicated from various localities in Agra.

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Khan, who was also instrumental in stifling a kidnapping attempt of a six-year-old was awarded the prestigious Bharat Award in the National Bravery Awards ceremony in New Delhi by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Republic Day. (ANI)

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