Bhandari Militia

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Bhandari Militia was the first police establishment in Mumbai (then Bombay) during the time of British East India Company.[1] In Bombay, Governor Aungier formed a militia of local Bhandari youth to deal with organized street-level gangs that robbed sailors in 1669. In those days the Bhandaris were referred as Bandareens.

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  1. ^ Criminal Justice India Series, Vol. 4 (HB). Allied Publishers. pp. 20–21. ISBN 8177643657. Retrieved 2 May 2013.