Tukaram Omble

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Tukaram Gopal Omble
Mumbai Police
Died 26 November, 2008
Place of death Mumbai
Rank Havaldar
Awards Ashoka Chakra

Tukaram Omble AC was an assistant sub-inspector (ASI), and a retired army man who had entered the Mumbai police. He sacrificed his life during the 2008 Mumbai attacks, fighting terrorists at Girgaum Chowpatty and played a pivotal role in catching Ajmal Kasab alive, the lone survivor who was later convicted and sentenced to death for perpetratring the heinous crime on humanity . The Indian government honored Omble with the Ashoka Chakra – for the most conspicuous bravery or an act of daring or pre-eminent valour or self-sacrifice – on 26 January 2009.[1]

Summary[edit]

Omble was an ASI with the Mumbai Police. His team was under-equipped for the attack, but managed to kill one terrorist and arrest the only terrorist taken alive - Ajmal Kasab. Unarmed, Omble held onto the rifle of the injured Ajmal Kasab, enabling other officers to arrest him. In the process, Ajmal fired several shots, killing Omble.[citation needed].

Awards and Honours[edit]

  • Tukaram Omble was awarded the Ashoka Chakra, which is the highest peacetime gallantry award.[2]
  • He was also awarded CNN Indian of the year award under the category 'Extraordinary service to the nation' [3]
  • A bronze statue of Omble has been erected at Chowpatty in his memory.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "11 security personnel to get Ashok Chakra". Retrieved 2009-01-25. 
  2. ^ "Ashok Chakra for only two: Karkare and Omble". Indian Express. 2009-01-21. Retrieved 2013-03-07. 
  3. ^ "Madhavan Nair, Team Chandrayan named CNN-IBN Indian of the Year - Thaindian News". Thaindian.com. 2009-02-02. Retrieved 2013-03-07. 
  4. ^ "Tukaram Omble - A extraordinary constable". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 2009-01-27.