Zanjeer - Hero Dog

Zanjeer - Hero Dog
Zanjeer was a Labrador Retriever that lived in Mumbai, India in the 1990s.

He worked for the Police as a "Detection Dog." After reading his story, I'd say that Zanjeer was the Babe Ruth of Detection dogs, having saved thousands of lives in India.

Not including his contributions during the 1993 attacks, Zanjeer helped to recover 11 military bombs, 57 country-made bombs, 175 petrol bombs, and 600 detonators. In addition, during the time of the March 1993 Mumbai bombings, Zanjeer helped to avert at least three more attacks in Bombay, Mumbra, and Thane. The first incident happened on March 15, 1993 when Zanjeer alerted his handlers to a scooter bomb that contained RDX explosives and gelatin sticks. He was then called to the scene of ten unclaimed suitcases outside of the Siddhivinayak Temple where he detected three AK-56 rifles, five 9-mm pistols, and 200 grenades marked "Arges 69". Days later, Zanjeer investigated two suitcases at the Zaveri Bazaar that contained nine AK-56 rifles.

Zanjeer died of bone cancer in November of 2000, at age 8.

He was buried with full honors.

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