Senior IPS officer Hemant Nagrale, who was on Wednesday appointed as the new law enforcement commissioner of Mumbai, experienced played an significant position all through the 26/11 assaults as he experienced recovered a bag that contains RDX in south Mumbai, which he experienced shifted to a safer place.
Nagrale was on deputation as director of vigilance at the Maharashtra Point out Electrical energy Distribution Company Ltd (MSEDCL) at that time and made use of to reside at the law enforcement quarters in Colaba place, which was focused by the terrorists.
“In the course of the terror assaults, Nagrale stepped out of his residence on his individual in get to aid. When he arrived at the place of Hotel Taj, which experienced been attacked by the terrorists, he found a bag that contains RDX lying nearby. He instantly took it to a safer place and thus saved various lives,” a law enforcement formal stated.
The 1987-batch officer later on known as the Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS), he stated.
Together with four other policemen, Nagrale then entered the Hotel Taj, in which they also aided in rescuing a selection of injured people and shifting them to hospitals. They also took various bodies out.
Nagrale, an avid golfer and a tennis player, is a receiver of the President’s Law enforcement Medal, Vishesh Seva Padak and Antarik Suraksha Padak.
In the course of his tenure as Particular IGP (Administration) in the DG office environment, he revamped the Mumbai Law enforcement Kutumb Arogya Yojna (MPKAY), a polic well being plan, and lowered the expenditure by Rs 10 crore in 2011-twelve, sources stated.
He coordinated with the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and initiated and executed the Central Law enforcement Canteen Plan on par with CSD Canteens and established up 40 such canteens throughout Maharashtra, they stated.
In the course of his tenure as Joint Commissioner of Law enforcement (Administration), Mumbai, he drafted the residential quarters allotment policy to guaranteeing transparency in the allotment in the method, a go that was appreciated by the constabulary.
For a short period in 2014, Nagrale experienced held the more demand as Mumbai law enforcement commissioner.
From May possibly 2016 to July 2018, he was posted as Navi Mumbai law enforcement commissioner. In Oct 2018, he was elevated to the DG-rank and was entrusted the accountability of looking after the forensic science laboratories in the state.
Nagrale was specified the more demand of DGP Maharashtra, after the then DGP Subodh Kumar Jaiswal went on central deputation in January this year.
Nagrale is known to play most of the sports activities with proficiency and is also a black belt-holder in judo and has won medals in All India Law enforcement Game titles.
Earlier in the working day, the Maharashtra government transferred Mumbai law enforcement commissioner Param Bir Singh from the article and appointed Nagrale in his place.
The go will come in the wake of the arrest of Mumbai law enforcement officer Sachin Waze, who is at the focus of a probe by the Nationwide Investigation Company in a situation associated to the recovery of an SUV with explosives close to Ambani’s household in Mumbai very last month.