Ramesh Mahale, senior inspector of the Mumbai crime branch who investigated the 26/11 terror attack case, on Thursday, retired from service.
Mahale took voluntary retirement from service for personal reasons, reportedly following differences with some senior officials. His resignation was accepted by the director general of police Sanjeev Dayal.
Mahale, who had two more years to retirement, had handled the journalist J Dey murder case, the Suresh Bhagat murder case and the Mantralaya fire probe.
Mahale was due for a promotion as an assistant commissioner of police. A 1983-batch police sub-inspector, Mahale is from Mangalore but spent his career in the state police. He lives in the city with his wife and son.