Here is a daredevil police officer, the real ‘Drona’, who is tipped by his in-depth intelligent sources of a gang of terrorists holed up in a house in the busy market of New Delhi. The tip comes at a time when the officer is by the side of his son who is admitted in the hospital for a deadly disease of dengue. But it does not matter as nation’s call of duty is uppermost in his mind.
He rushes to the spot straight from the Hospital without the inevitable protective covering. He tells his juniors at the spot that he has come straight from the Hospital where his son is battling Dengue. Ironically, the officer had sought leave a few days back to attend to his son. The officer knocks at the door of the terrorists knowing that it might be the end of it.
The door opens to excessive and indiscriminate firing from the terrorists who look to escape in the melee. As the firing begins from both the side, the officer takes bullet on his chest, but not before gunning down one of them and ensuring that the other two are arrested.
While the encounter saves the country from further dastardly acts of terrorism, at least till further strikes, what we lose is one of the finest officers in the country, Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma.
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. Loosing Sharma was like loosing a queen in exchange for a couple of pawns in a game of chess, while courage, commitment and dedication shown by Sharma is highly commendable.
That he had won several awards for his brave acts in the past and was single handedly responsible for the successful investigation into Ahmedabad and Delhi blasts only adds to the distress on his untimely departure. Do we want to loose officers like him?
The Real Action: However the drama unfolded much later…!
The real action begins as politicians’ beeline at Sharma’s house to pay tribute for his daredevilry even as nation mourns gallant cop’s untimely death. Call them aliens as they seem to have landed with emotions unheard and unfound ever on the 'creation of God'.
While the nation has been witness to many opportunists, communal, selfish, anti-social acts of politicians, the latest one seems to be defining the birth of a new breed of politicians in India who uninhibitedly are exposing their anti-nationalistic characters to safeguard their petty intrests in Indian politics.
The latest in the count is a son of a ***** and an old time crook Amar Singh. The man who can sell his loyalties more often than those prostitutes in the dingy massage parlours of New Delhi. Time and again, the bald man aging towards his graveyard, has proved with his antics that business of politics has become murkier than perhaps terrorism itself.
Amar Singh of the Samajwadi party, the opportunist that he is, delayed no time in calling media after the encounter. He blamed the police officer for killing innocent people (read Muslims) in the name of terrorism. All the filth that he shooted of his mouth to gain that prime time slots in the news channel was keenly flashed by the hungry media.
Singh called the encounter fake knowing that it led to the death of India’s finest police officers. He is now demanding probe into the alleged encounter and seeking action against police officers for gunning down terrorists as those killed in the firing were Muslims.
Mr Singh kindly explain if they were not terrorists and innocent like you and me, what on earth they were doing with Ak 47 rifle that led to the death of Mr Sharma….? What evidence has Mr Singh collected to have come to this conclusion that those hiding with latest weapons were innocents? Does terrorism or terrorists have any religion? Did Mr Singh even bother to know what the family of the police officer must be going through after his death?
The Inspector who was the only bread earner is survived by two children and aged parents.
Mind you, police officers working overtime to collect leads from the terrorists arrested post encounter have already revealed that the gang belonged to Huji, a known terrorist outfit. During interrogation they also confessed of having planted bombs in Ahmedabad and Delhi and their future target cities.
However, the venom spitted by Singh is not only demoralizing the police officers who risk their life to battle dreaded criminals, but also an indication that Indian politics has reached its fag end of morality.
We do not need Drona to fight evil or terrorism, but we certainly need one to eliminate politicians like Amar Singh and others for a better and harmonious tomorrow. It seems India needs real characters like ‘DJ’ of ‘Rang De Basanti ‘to define a change in Indian politics.