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By Suchisimta Sahoo; Bhubaneswar: Deputy Commissioner of Police, Bhubaneswar Himansu Kumar Lal has been honoured with the Gallantry Awards for 2009. He will get this award for fight against Maoists. The Union Ministry of Home Affairs announced this on Sunday.
Himansu is 2003-batch IPS officer of Orissa cadre. The Government took note of Lal’s performance during a fierce encounter with the most wanted Maoists during the panchayat elections on February 12, 2006 in the dense forest of the Kalimela area of Malkangiri district.
The encounter, led by Lal, the then Superintendent of Police, Malkangiri, lasted for four hours. And finally, the deputy commander of Kalimela, Dalam Deva Madkami, was killed.
Other members of Lal’s energetic team have been also given Gallantry Awards. The team included Shahid Sharat Chandra Mishra, Inspector of Police, who laid his life for the nation during a land mine blast in Malkangiri last year.