Meet Hemant Nagrale, the new Director-General of Police of Maharashtra
Hemant Nagrale, Director-General of Police (DGP) of Maharashtra.Image source: Sakal Media Group

Meet Hemant Nagrale, the new Director-General of Police of Maharashtra

Hemant Nagrale has served as SP and DIG in the Central Bureau of Investigation

Mumbai: Hemant Nagrale, Director General (legal and technical), on Thursday was given additional charge of the Director-General of Police (DGP) of Maharashtra. While, Subodh Kumar Jaiswal was chosen as the Chief of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).

The order issued by the state home department read, “Hemant Nagrale has been appointed with additional charge to the post fallen vacant after Jaiswal’s new appointment.” Hemant Nagrale, a 1987-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, was one of the top contenders for the post.

Nagrale served as SP and DIG in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) from March 1998 to September 2002. Jaiswal handed over the charge to Nagrale on Thursday at the DGP office in Mumbai.

HANDLING OF HIGH PROFILE CASES

· The 1987-batch IPS officer has handled cases such as Ketan Parekh Scam, the Harshad Mehta scam involving Rs 400 crore to name a few.

· Nagrale, who was then Navi Mumbai police commissioner, played an important part in transporting those injured in the 26/11 terror attacks of Mumbai to hospitals.

· After helping the injured in the attack, he went on the search for suspicious objects and found an RDX bag. Multiple reports say that Nagrale removed the RDX bag with his hands to a safer place.

· Nagrale was the joint commissioner of police-administration in Mumbai Police.

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