H.T. Sangliana – The Iconic Policeman


Dr. H.T. Sangliana was born on the 1st of July 1943 in Aizawl, the capital city of Mizoram. He did his Bachelor of Arts Honors in Economics from St. Edmund College in Shillong, Meghalaya. He became an officer of the Indian Police Services in 1967 and was posted to Karnataka.
He is a highly decorated police officer, who joined the elite Indian Police Service and was allotted the Karnataka Cadre. He held the post Commissioner of Police of Bangalore city. During this period he solved many famous cases including Fake Stamp Paper cases worth more than rupees 50 crore by arresting its King Pin and a number of serving and ex-police officers who connive with him. During his service as a police officer, he had high and extraordinarily impressive service record.
He played an instrumental role in the buildup to Veerappan’s encounter, and he assisted in capturing the dreaded sandalwood bandit.
Dr. H.T. Sangliana held positions in all possible departments in the police force and he was a decorated police officer known for his honesty and upright nature. He is known for booking a case on his wife because she used his official car for grocery shopping. Besides his participation in high profile and sensitive situations, he is also known for solving the tricky Khalilee disappearance case.
He was the key figure in the apprehension of Abdul Kareem Telgi in the Telgi Fake Stamp Paper case. He is a veteran from the 1972 Indo-Pak war and handled the sensitive issues in the North Eastern regions during his tenure in the SSB Battalion. He retired from the post of Director General of police after having served as the Commissioner of Bangalore Police.
HT Sangliana is one among the 160 international delegates to join US president-elect Barack Obama at his breakfast table on February 5, 2008.
Dr Sangliana is the first and only one living uniform donning officer who is the subject of 3 cinemas while still serving unlike those on whom films were made in the world.

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