Powerful Dog In History That Was Buried With Full State Honours


We have heard of several heroes who once saved mankind during one situation or the other. But have you ever heard of a dog that did what man could not do at that time?

Well, we are referring to a dog called Zanjeer.

In 1993, the city of Mumbai experienced what was later called bombday. 12 bombs went off across the city leaving 713 injured and 257 dead.

Zanjeer also known as Ginger due to its skin colour was a police dog trained under the Mumbai Police Dog Squad. This squad came into operation in the year 1959. With the increase in crimes, the squad increased the number of dogs trained from the initial four. These dogs were trained to detect explosives, narcotic substances and ammunition.

When the explosion happened in 1993, There six dogs in the squad including Zanjeer.

Zanjeer saved thousands of lives by working with the bomb squad to detect bombs. Zanjeer detected over 3329 kg of RDX explosives, 600 detonators, 6406 live ammunition and 249 hand grenades; he also helped in averting 3 more bombs that could have caused massive destruction.

All through his career as a bomb detector,

Zanjeer was the best sniffer dog in its squad.

Zanjeer’ s Other Achievements

Zanjeer did not only discover bombs during the 1993 accident alone he also detected 57 country made bombs, 175 petrol bombs, 600 detonators, 11 military bombs and hundreds of grenades.

Due to his heroic act, state police forces have put more effort in training different species of dogs such as Labrado, German Shepherd etc.

Zanjeer’ s Death

Zanjeer was not only a hero but also made people view dogs in a new perspective. The dog made people understand that there is more to a dog than just its loyalty to its owner.

Zanjeer died in November 2000 at the age of eight of bone cancer. He was buried with full state honours.

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