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Nagpur sniffer dog who served in PM Modi’s security team retires after 10 yrs of service

In an emotional moment, Raja, a sniffer dog of the Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad of Nagpur Police (BDDS), who served for nearly 10 years, retired on Thursday. Raja had brought laurels to the Nagpur Police by serving in Prime Minister Modi’s SPG security team on his visits to states.
His handler Head Constable Rajesh Belokar couldn’t let go of him as he had developed an emotional bond with the labrador. Upon retirement, Belokar adopted Raja and celebrated his 10th birthday.
Born on 4 February 2011, Raja was inducted by the Nagpur Police on March 30 the same year. After undergoing six months of training at Pune, Raja was looked after by handlers Head Constables Akhilesh Rai and Belokar.
Belokar spoke to Nation Next post-Rajas retirement and said, Raja is a very obedient dog and is always ready for action. He has become my family. In 10 years I don’t remember he being on sick leave. A few years ago when the former Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh was in Nagpur, Raja detected smoke guns in his convoy. He is 100 % positive to explosives.
My kids love Raja and they also treat him like a family member. Our entire department will miss him in office, he added.
Raja received a ?king-style? farewell on Thursday by the Nagpur BDDS. PI Pradeep Pullarwar attached to Nagpur Bomb Squad presided over the ceremony and a cake was cut to celebrate Kings 10th birthday.


Known for his discipline, Raja had won many state-level awards and district-level awards during Aurangabad and Nagpur meets. Raja had been actively involved in the VVIP security team of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, RSS Supremo Mohan Bhagwat, President Ramnath Kovind, Prime Minister Modi and other eminent personalities.
Moreover, Raja had shouldered his responsibilities very well, when assigned to assembly sessions, cricket matches at Jamtha Stadium, which got even praise from the former Indian Cricket Team Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

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