In the year 1926, Kavasji Jamshedji Petigara became the first Indian to head the Bombay Crime Investigation Department (CID), as a Deputy Commissioner of Police. Since then, Bombay became Mumbai, and the CID has seen several legendary bosses.
However, it was Petigara who remained in memories, and that is largely thanks to the most high-profile arrest he had to make regularly.
The ‘criminal’? Mahatma Gandhi! And strangely enough, Gandhiji also insisted that Petigara be there every time he was arrested!
After his retirement, Petigara was appointed as the estate manager of Prince Aly Khan, at Aga Khan building at Dalal Street in Mumbai. He was well-loved.
Read at the source: The Story of Kavasji Jamshedji Petigara,1st Indian to Head Bombay CID