The Mumbai police had to seek the help of a police sub-inspector (PSI) from Thane to crack the sensational kidnapping case as leads continued to elude them for more than a week after the kidnapping. And, PSI Anand Bhoir, attached to the Kashimira police station, did not disappoint. Just four days after he was selected for the assignment, the police not only managed to identify (and arrest) the kidnappers, but also rescued the child from the UP forests.
“He (Bhoir) is known for his special ability to solve complicated cases such as kidnappings,” said Mumbai police commissioner Arup Patnaik, who had made a special request to the Thane Rural police to depute Bhoir to join the crack team in the case.
Senior inspector Rakesh Sharma (from Crime Branch Control) and assistant commissioner of police (ACP) Sanjay Jambulkar (from the airport division) spearheaded the team.
A 2005 batch state police service officer, Bhoir was earlier posted with the Andheri police where he solved a record 300 cases during his three-year tenure. Recently, Bhoir solved a kidnapping case in Mira Road similar to the Kandivli case.
Bhoir was a natural selection for the special crack team on account of his old association with Rakesh Sharma [he had worked under Sharma at Andheri].
Asked for the secret of his special ability in solving crime jigsaws, Bhoir replied, “It is nothing but hard work.”