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The Class of 83: The Punishers of Mumbai Police

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At a time when Mumbai was plagued by underworld gangsters like Dawood Ibrahim, Iqbal Kaskar and Chhota Rajan, the batch of 1983 from the Police Training School (PTC) in Nashik-trained by the legendary Arvind Inamdar-produced a group of prominent encounter specialists who have been credited with bringing back the rule of law in the city.

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Kindle Edition, 235 pages
Published October 28th 2019 by Ebury Press
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Radhika Wazalwar
Jul 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing

The book is a very gripping and detailed narration of the lives of two careful yet fearless risk-takers Pradeep Sharma and Vijay Salaskar of the Mumbai Police. The duo graduated together from the PTC, Nashik, Maharashtra in 1983, and went on to become the encounter specialists that the thugs and mafia dons dreaded and the police department revered. The book describes their priceless contribution in making Mumbai safer by systematically and meticulously putting away some of the most terrifying cr
Swetha Amit
Aug 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
The class of 83 chronicles the journey of the 83 batch of the Police training school in Nasik which produced some powerful encounter specialists.

This is set around the time when Mumbai was infested with the deadly underworld gangsters. Senior Police inspector Pradeep Sharma vows to clean up the city from the mafia and bring back law and order. The book further delves into the world of high octane shooting encounters, car chases, drug mafia and informants. It also highlights the unforgettable 26
Saurabh Pandey
Aug 18, 2020 rated it liked it
After watching the trailer of the movie which is going to be released on Netflix based on this book, I thought of reading this book to satisfy my curiosity about the world which has been a matter of discussion among the people and this book will give you insights to the facts which are not generally available in the public domain. In the initial chapters of this book, we get to know about the whole background of the formation of the squad which was responsible for the numerous encounters with th ...more
Abbas Ali Mirza
Jul 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Being a fan I love a the books written by Mr.Zaidi. but this one is special as it's the first time the author has written about a non-mafia. This book is about the 1983 batch of police officers like Pradeep Sharma, Vijay Salaskar and more.

I would recommend this book to all nonfiction readers.
Girish Kamath
Sep 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Much better than a crime novel. 5 stars.

The Class of 83 is more about Pradeep Sharma than others from the class. Zaidi makes Pradeep Sharma centre of all the incidents and narrates the events from Sharma's point of view. Zaidi's research is so deep & wide spread that this book is a far better read than any crime novel. Not for single moment can you think of putting this book down. It's fast paced, and at the same time, filled with information about crime & police tactics. I am glad the book ende
Riddhi Datta
Jun 23, 2020 rated it liked it
Definitely a good read. And we already know the depth of research that Hussain Zaidi does and the amount of detailing in each of his stories.
Definitely you will get to know more about the Mumbai underworld. But I have to say that there are better books written by this up. Pick this up if you are really a fan of his work.
Feb 04, 2020 rated it liked it
Not as gripping as Hussain Zaidi's other books

Interesting subject and thoroughly researched book. Only issue I had was the with continuity of the chapters. They seem like written is sylos than in order.
Nov 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the first book by Hussain Zaidi which traces the journey of Bombay boy Vijay Salaskar and the UP boy Pradeep Sharma. There rise from obscurity to the frontline of media, this is a gripping book on crime, metropolis Mumbai and two rebels who tried to beat the system.
Amolakh Nath Segal
Aug 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Reverting better then the movie

The story from inspectors point of view. No judgement no comment if honest or dishonest just the pov thay is all
mihir mistry
Dec 20, 2019 rated it liked it
Nothing intriguing about it
Aug 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thrilling...the story of a brave cop named pradeep Sharma ....everyone should read this before watching the movie in Netflix....
May 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fast paced stuff. Just like you're watching a true crime documentary on screen ...more
Debajyoti chakraborty
Aug 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The writer is a master of this genre. He does not disappoint with this book too. Well researched and well written , thoroughly engaging
Vijay Gala
May 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Awspiring Police Stories of Pradeep Sharma and Vijay Salaskar.
Paritosh Pandey
Great Read .
You will love it if you are interested in the exciting life of encounter specialist police officers in India
Apurva Pendse
Nov 16, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: crime, non-fiction
Contains some interesting anecdotes and insider stories about the encounters. The writing style still seems amateurish.
Apr 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
It really gives an insight into the so called cutthroat world that is the Mumbai Police.
Feb 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Awesome read.
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