Mumbai’s new top cop had played key role during 26/11 attacks

Lavern Vogel

Senior IPS officer Hemant Nagrale, who was on Wednesday appointed as the new police commissioner of Mumbai, experienced performed an significant position all through the 26/11 assaults as he experienced recovered a bag containing RDX in south Mumbai, which he experienced shifted to a safer put.

Nagrale was on deputation as director of vigilance at the Maharashtra Condition Electricity Distribution Firm Ltd (MSEDCL) at that time and applied to reside at the police quarters in Colaba area, which was specific by the terrorists.

“Throughout the terror assaults, Nagrale stepped out of his home on his personal in buy to aid. When he reached the area of Hotel Taj, which experienced been attacked by the terrorists, he identified a bag containing RDX lying nearby. He quickly took it to a safer put and thereby saved a number of life,” a police formal explained.

The 1987-batch officer later on named the Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS), he explained.

Together with 4 other policemen, Nagrale then entered the Hotel Taj, where by they also aided in rescuing a selection of injured individuals and shifting them to hospitals. They also took a number of bodies out.

Nagrale, an avid golfer and a tennis participant, is a receiver of the President’s Law enforcement Medal, Vishesh Seva Padak and Antarik Suraksha Padak.

Throughout his tenure as Distinctive IGP (Administration) in the DG business, he revamped the

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