20 Sep 2008
Today the whole nation is singing praises of Inspector Mohan Chandra Sharma – an exemplary courageous, gallant, dutiful & efficient police officer. While he should have been bedsided to his ill son desperately battling dengue, Inspector MC Sharma was fighting the terrorists to safeguard the nation’s security. Though he was victorious in the battle, but he ultimately lost his battle against life.
While Police Officials may not hold a worthy place in the hearts of a common citizen because of prevailing dishonesty and corruption; officers like Inspector Mohan Chandra Sharma certainly emerge as a role model setting an ideal example of courageous and dutiful police officer and bringing good name to the police department. Today the whole nation recognizes this true hero and paying tributes to his bravery.
Inspector Mohan Chandra Sharma has been awarded 150 times including 7 gallantry awards which include 2 President’s Police Medal. Being an encounter specialist, he has to his credit gunning down 35 terrorists and 40 gangsters while arresting 80 terrorists and 120 gangsters during his 19 years of police service.
On Friday, when he left for Batla House to lead the operation, his son was admitted with dengue to the Kalra Hospital at Kirti Nagar. When informed about the tip-off about suspected militants hiding in a flat, he rushed to the spot in the morning. When the encounter started, Inspector Sharma was apparently not wearing a bullet-proof jacket.
While he sustained a bullet injury in the stomach, the other two hit him on the thigh and the right arm. A profusely bleeding Inspector Sharma was rushed to the hospital, where he was operated upon. But he died at 7 p.m.
“It is officers like your husband who make us all feel confident that our security is in safe hands,” Prime Minister Manmohan Singh wrote to Sharma’s wife. “Your husband’s passing away is a great loss for our country and society.”
May this other (Man)Mohan also learn a lesson from Inspector MC Sharma and show courage to take some critical decisions to safeguard the nation’s security and combat terrorism so that the nation doesn’t loose heroes like Mohan Chandra Sharma.
We salute such a real hero and pay our tributes to Inspector Mohan Chandra Sharma and express our heartiest condolence to the grieved family. The whole nation is equally grieved with the demise of Inspector Sharma.
References: Hindustan | The Hindu