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In a first, Ruby the sniffer dog is Chhattisgarh’s ‘cop of the month’

In a distinct recognition, a Chhattisgarh police personnel has earned the badge of ‘cop of the month’ for her commendable services in the Raigarh district, about 230 km east of Raipur. The individual is none other than Ruby the sniffer dog.

Ruby, a female Belgian Shepherd dog, is trained to her senses. She is steady, smart and brave. This month, she earned the recognition along with her handler — constable Virendra Anand.

“First time, the police sniffer dog has been awarded ‘cop of the month’ along with two other personnel. Ruby was instrumental in solving more number of sensational criminal cases including a key robbery linked to the Sarangarh Royal Giri Vilas Palace from where antique silver trays worth several lakh rupees were stolen. The vital clues provided by the trained canine were of tremendous help to the police department,” The New Indian Express quoted Santosh Kumar Singh, Raigarh SP, as saying.

The Raigarh district police often rely on the assistance of four-year-old Ruby and Virendra Anand. This is the first time that any police dog has been conferred with such an award in the state.

 

At the behest of DGP DM Awasthi, the Chhattisgarh police has recently begun identifying, acknowledging and encouraging their personnel for accomplishing good performance during their job and assignments. Police personnel carrying out ‘out of the ordinary’ works are recognised by the award ‘cop of the month’.

They receive cash awards and their photographs are displayed in all police stations of the concerned district in an attempt to encourage the colleagues of the department.

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