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.
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.
Congratulations-Nazia khan who has received a number of national & state awards for her bravery and social work, a recipient of National bravery award 2017 from Hon’ble Prime Minister has been designated as a ‘Special Police officer’ of @agrapolice by @dgpup OP Singh. #UPPolice pic.twitter.com/rJXcltqkat
— UP POLICE (@Uppolice) March 28, 2018
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.
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.