Policeman Shailesh Jagtap an ideal to emulate for police fraternity

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Pune – Police head constable Shailesh Haribhau Jagtap is a name to be reckoned with in the police circles not only in Pune City but across the state and different parts of the country. The fearless fitness freak, smart cop with dashing personality and who loves to display his tattoo etched on one of his arms is one of the most feared cops amongst the hard core criminals of Pune.

Jagtap who was earlier posted with the crime branch has carved out a unique place in the hearts of the citizens, his superiors and even amongst the criminals who are willing to share the secret information about crime resulting in solid breakthroughs in  his career. Jagtap’s work has brought him accolades and admiration amongst the society and there is no looking back for him since his inception in the police force in 1991.

Jagtap carries a rich police legacy as his illustrious mother too was a part of the police department and retired as an Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI). According to Jagtap, the policing skills are in his genes thanks to his lovely mother who drilled the spirit of patriotism and working for the nation and society in him since early childhood.

Jagtap’s over two decade career in police force is marked with over 250 achievements and rewards and making society safe due to his painstaking hard work , sincerity and honesty in discharging duties under his superiors.

He has  achieved the record of being one of the first policeman in the force to have seized 174 pistols from dreaded criminals and also 400 rounds of live ammunition in addition to that. 

Jagtap has credited all the achievements to his superiors and colleagues in the police force who have backed him in his endeavours. He also has to his credit, another remarkable achievement of seizing contraband comprising of banned narcotics like cocaine, LSD, crystal methamphetamine, ecstasy pills etc worth Rs one crore in the market. He had also come under fire when criminals opened shot at him during one of the  police operations in the city. 

His work spans like arresting a man for illegally sporting a red government beacon atop the car, arresting murderers, breaking the back of organized crime syndicate, recovering deer skins, nabbing vehicle thieves and arresting absconding convicts. Jagtap’s achievements have been regularly highlighted in the print, electronic and digital media and commended by his seniors for dedication and professionalism. He has served in the different branches of the force making him an all rounder in the field.

Recently, he was in the news for playing a key role in unearthing a crime racket and seized snake worth Rs 2 crores. He also arrested four Nigerians in connection with a drug racket. Jagtap has set a trend for the new policemen and society that come whatever may your path, it is the duty towards the nation which is of foremost importance.