June 21, 2024

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

Senior IPS officer Hemant Nagrale, who was on Wednesday appointed as the new law enforcement commissioner of Mumbai, experienced performed an vital part through the 26/11 assaults as he experienced recovered a bag made up of RDX in south Mumbai, which he experienced shifted to a safer spot.

Nagrale was on deputation as director of vigilance at the Maharashtra Condition Electric power Distribution Enterprise Ltd (MSEDCL) at that time and utilised to reside at the law enforcement quarters in Colaba place, which was qualified by the terrorists.

“During the terror assaults, Nagrale stepped out of his residence on his possess in get to support. When he arrived at the place of Lodge Taj, which experienced been attacked by the terrorists, he uncovered a bag made up of RDX lying close by. He immediately took it to a safer spot and therefore saved quite a few life,” a law enforcement official explained.

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

Together with 4 other policemen, Nagrale then entered the Lodge Taj, wherever they also served in rescuing a number of hurt persons and shifting them to hospitals. They also took quite a few bodies out.

Nagrale, an avid golfer and a tennis player, is a recipient of the President’s Police Medal, Vishesh Seva Padak and Antarik Suraksha Padak.

During his tenure as Unique IGP (Administration) in the DG business office, he revamped the