by Medha Telang
Police Encounters, based on anecdotes and experiences narrated to the author by Police Inspector Late Jayant Wagle of the C.I.D., Bombay, during the span of his illustrious career, gives an insight into the life of officers, dedicated and conscientious, working with a mission. The story reveals the human side of the criminal and takes us into the world of crime and criminals, who were brought to book by the sheer guts, resilience, and patience of this charismatic officer. It tries to set forth before the reader the functioning of the police force and the machinery, which is made use of to conclude each case, which makes us realize that “Truth is ultimately greater than Fiction.”
The method of crime detection, personal to Inspector Wagle, can be taken heed of and may enlighten and serve as a beacon of light to all the young police officers, even in the present times.