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Book review of BITING the BULLET: Memoirs of a Police Officer

Shubhomoy Sikdar 

From his memoir Biting the Bullet, it is often difficult to figure out if former IPS officer Ajai Raj Sharma chased bandits or they chased him. For the most part of his 36-year long career, Mr Sharma, a former Delhi Police Commissioner and Border Security Force director general, served in his home cadre of Uttar Pradesh.

Each posting was in a new district and against the backdrop of — what else — a chase for a new dacoit in an inhospitable, testing terrain. There are many success stories and all of them are recounted well in the book, which tries to establish the author as a ...

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First Published: Tue, March 03 2020. 23:59 IST
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