M C Sharma – Knight without a shining armour

M C Sharma

M C Sharma

The Delhi Police needs to be congratulated for acting swiftly in the blast case and achieving very encouraging results within a week. In all fairness, the credit should be shared by the Gujarat Police who provided vital leads and information for the Saturday encounter. Abu Bashar was specially flown in from Ahemdabad to identify the house in Jamia Nagar where the terrorists were hiding.

This success by the Delhi Police did not come without a price. The Delhi Police lost one of its finest soldiers Inspector Mohan Chandra Sharma in this encounter. Sharma was the brain and backbone of the Special Cell of DP which is responsible for fighting terror in the capital. Sharma was a fearless cop who knocked at the door of the terrorists without even bothering to wear a bullet proof vest to protect himself. In yesterday’s press conference, his boss Joint Commissioner Karnail Singh lost his cool when a reporter asked him if it was a mistake on Sharma’s part not to wear a bullet proof jacket in such a risky operation. Singh tried to justify the dare devil act by explaining that wearing bullet proof jacket would have alarmed the terrorists and what Sharma did was right. While Singh’s attempt not to allow a controversy immediately after the death of his most trusted lieutenant is understandable, hopefully he knows in the heart of his heart that this dare devil act was not the best and safest way to conduct such a dangerous raid.

Loosing Sharma was like loosing a queen in exchange for a couple of pawns in a game of chess and while the courage, commitment and dedication shown by Sharma is highly commendable we don’t want to loose officers like him.

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  • Prudent Indian  On September 21, 2008 at 9:20 am

    “Loosing Sharma was like loosing a queen in exchange for a couple of pawns in a game of chess and while the courage, commitment and dedication shown by Sharma is highly commendable we don’t want to loose officers like him.”

    Well put. I share the same sentiment.


  • Nimmy  On September 21, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    Wow..the last line was very well said and heartfelt..God bless his soul..We need more cops like him,and we dn’t want to lose them..

  • khaled  On September 24, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    HI …of course we have sympathy for mr sharma and his family but ..all the details of the forensic report should be made public .muslim community all over india is not ready to accet that those killed on that fateful friday were terrorists.
    delhi police ,CBI and intelligence agencies are not able to crack and find out the real culprit in aarushi murder case ,they are not able to file the chargesheet even yet ..so how is it possible that police solved and also killed the terrorists within a week,if the intelligence agencies are so competent then why cant they find the bombs before the blasts.

  • ND  On September 28, 2008 at 4:14 am

    What the hell…Khaled..u do not represent the “Indian” muslims…if you are indian, then there is no reason for you to doubt Delhi Police acts…. Just tell me, if those who were hiding inside were not terrorists, then why did they backfire? And what were they doing with so much ammunition?

  • RAMHANS  On October 7, 2008 at 5:58 am

    Why the constituition of india is silent for taking no action against those politicians , who….are backing the terrorists for votes only.they can go to any extreme stage for votes.some one can imagine. “Rashtriya Hai Sabse Pahle”

  • Sanjay Prabhakar  On October 7, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    Rashtra k gaurav Inspector Mohan Chandra Sharma ne Aatankwad ko Di khuli chunoti.
    Bharat k etihas mai apna name swarnkshro mai ankit kra gye or de gaye aatankwad se ldne ki prerna. Inspector Mohan Chandra Sharma, Batla house mai aatankvadiyo se aise lde jese “Ranchandi” Maha asur Raktbij ka sanhar Navratri se pahle krne ko utavli ho ga e ho. Unhone brahman kul mai janm liya tha, kintu unhone Jati-Pati, Dharma, Bhasha avm Prantvad k name pr rajniti krne walo ko Desh k liye apna Balidan Dekar, Lajjit kar diya. Bharat Mata k Aise Sachche saput ko Shri Shyam Sansar Pariwar ki or se Bhavbhini Shraddhanjali.
    Sanjay Prbhakar
    Shri Shyam Sansar
    (Dharmik Saptahik Samachar Patra)
    Pitampura, Delh (INDIA)

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