New Delhi: The police force works with aim of providing protection and safety to the citizens. In doing so they have to deal with a lot of dangerous situations. If work demands they need to put their lives at risk. Here are a few stories of the saviors in uniform whose stories are going to inspire you.
On the dreaded night of 26th November 2008 Hemant Karkare was on duty. He was the chief of the Mumbai Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS). He was the one who countered Ajmal Kasab and his allies at the Shivaji Terminus.
Karkare jumped right in between the reckless shooting by the terrorists. He only defence he had was helmet and a bulletproof vest. But his aim was to catch Kasab who was in between a spree of killing innocent Indian citizens with Ak-47 and hand grenades.
He died after being shot three bullets on his chest but his bravery was honoured with the Ashoka Chakra on 26 January 2009.
Parashar, the brave officer who killed 16 insurgents, has been called the “Iron Lady of Assam.” During her 15 months in Assam, she also killed other militants, captured them alive, and seized enormous quantities of ammunition and weaponry. Sanjukta Parashar began serving as Makum’s Assistant Commandant in the year 2008.
Vinod Kumar Chaubey
Vinod Kumar Chaubey was an IPS officer of 1998-batch who was killed in an encounter with the Naxalites in the Rajnandgaon ambush in Chhattisgarh on 12th July 2009. Chaubey was posthumously awarded with peacetime gallantry award ‘Kirti Chakra’ in 2011.
His team was being ferociously ambushed with bullets and grenades; he moved towards the Naxalites in the trenches hardly 10 meters away and fired, finally succeeded to push them back. His fate of life ends here, and he ultimately succumbed to death but in this encounter with Naxalites, he not only saved the lives of his fellow policemen but also a bus full of civilians who were stranded in the middle of the bloodshed.
Meera Chadha Borwankar
Meera is a native of Punjab’s Fazilka area. She served as Mumbai’s deputy commissioner of police after being sworn in as the organization’s first female IPS officer of the Maharashtra cadre in 1981.
Meera was instrumental in ending gangster syndicate in the Mumbai underworld. Even though she left the government in 2017, she had a successful career, solving numerous critical cases including Iqbal Mirchi, the Jalgaon sex scandal, and the extradition of Abu Salem.
In 1997 and 2006, she was awarded the President of India Police Medal for Distinguished Services.
Kamte was in charge of the Eastern region at the time of the 26/11 Mumbai attack. Kamte was the sole cop on duty on that horrific night who was able to shoot Ajmal Kasab in the chest and hands.
On the very same night, Kamte and other valiant policemen like Vijay Salaskar and Hemant Karkare perished. On January 26, 2009, Kamte received the Ashoka Chakra in recognition of his bravery.