Nagpur DCP Zone 4 Raj Tilak Roushan is one of the 11 nominated police officers across the country who would be receiving ‘Union Home Minister’s Medal for Excellence in Police Investigation award’ for the year 2018. Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, would give the award to the nominated police officers.
Officers from the rank of Sub-Inspectors to Superintendents of Police would also be eligible for this award. The government has introduced this award to encourage higher professional standards of investigation of crime across India.
Roushan in a major breakthrough had successfully solved a six-month-old case of a 22-year-old unknown woman’s murder in 2016 whose body was found in a well at Wagholi (Osmanabad). The woman had purchased a kurta from an online website before her murder. Roushan after tracing the website from where she had purchased the kurti, sourced all the important details about the deceased woman and arrested the accused.
Such was the rarity of the case, that the murderer was arrested even before the victim was identified. Popular television crime show ‘Crime Patrol’ had also featured an episode (Episode 689 – ‘Asambhav’) that revolved around the same case solved by Roushan.
Speaking about his feat, Roushan told Nation Next, “Yes, I’ll be receiving the award. Most probably, I’ll be awarded by The Ministry of Home Affairs in Delhi on August 15 this year.”
Apart from Roushan, other 10 officers nominated officers Suraj Padvavi(PI), Sunil Dhanawade(PI), Chimaji Adhav (PI), Deepak Devraj(DCP), Suraj Gurav (DySp), Ramesh Chopade(ACP), Dinesh Aher(PI), Shashiraj Patole(PI), Sachin Kadam(PI) and Dhananjay Pore(API).