Ex-Mumbai Police chief Ramdeo Tyagi passes away

Mumbai, Oct 15 (UNI) Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Ramdeo Tyagi passed away here on Thursday after prolonged illness. He was 80.Late Tyagi was suffering from the last stage of cancer and had been admitted at the Hinduja Hospital since the past few days.

His last rites was performed at the Shivaji Park crematorium in the afternoon, which was attended by few relatives and top police officers.
A 1964 batch senior IPS officer, he retired as the Director General of the National Security Guard.

Serving as the Joint Commissioner of Police (crime) during the 1992 communal riots, late Tyagi allegedly fired indiscriminately inside the Suleman Bakery in southcentral Mumbai. A total of nine persons, who the police claimed as terrorists, were killed in the shootout.

In 2001, the state government’s Special Task Force filed a case against 18 policemen in the case. Of them, nine including Tyagi were exonerated in 2003.


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