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Decorated officer Sharma dies
Sandeep Yadav
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 19
Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma (44), the pride of the Delhi Police, succumbed to his injuries in a city hospital this evening. He was admitted to the hospital in a critical condition after he received three bullet injuries in stomach during an encounter with militants in the morning. Sharma was leading the Special Cell team that took on the militants holed up in the Jamia Nagar area of south Delhi.

At present posted with the Special Cell (New Delhi Range) of the Delhi Police, he was considered to be the right hand man of ACP Sanjeev Yadav of the Special Cell and the duo together had neutralised close to 100 terrorists and gangsters in the past few years. Delhi Police Commissioner Y.S. Dadwal, while talking about the bravery and acumen of Inspector Sharma today, referred to him as one of the most highly decorated officers of the country. “Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma led the operation from the front and we are proud of his achievements. He is one of the highly decorated police officers not only of the Delhi Police, but also of the entire country”, said Dadwal.

Inspector Sharma, who was awarded a Police Gold Medal for gallantry on Republic Day this year, has in all received 150 rewards in his police career so far, including seven gallantry medals. He had neutralised 35 terrorists while he was responsible for the arrest of 80 of them. The officer had also neutralised 120 gangsters so far.

“Through out his career, Sharma won seven gallantry awards and was involved in more than than 75 gun battles, several involving dreaded gangsters from the badlands of Uttar Pradesh,” said a police officer.

Sharma was taken to the nearby Holy Family Hospital bleeding profusely. The first one to enter the room in which the terrorists were holed up, Sharma was taken by surprise when a terrorist hiding behind a box fired a burst at him.

Sharma, often called for difficult and dangerous assignments, joined Delhi as a sub-inspector in 1989. A cop with a nose to the ground, he soon developed a vast network of informers and often got vital clues to break cases.

Besides his work in the city, Sharma also carried out operations in Jammu and Kashmir with ACP Sanjeev Yadav and earned appreciation from the central intelligence agencies.



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