Tukaram Omble was scared….really really scared. Here was a member from the religion of peace shooting out several rounds of tolerance from his AK-47 in the heart of Mumbai. In the confusion, Tukaram Omble suddenly remembered his wife’s often expressed fears about living in India. It became a moment of clarity. Tukaram Omble made his decision quickly, turned around, ran home and immediately flew out of the country that had made him a superstar, taking his millions with him. For many years, Tukaram Omble had been saving the nation from its million miseries on his weekly TV show. How much more can one man do for his country? It was time to leave.
Oh wait. No, that wasn’t true.
When the bullets were coming, Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Tukaram Omble must have thought of his wife and children. But, he remembered his debt to the motherland and its people. After all, they were paying him Rs 15000 a month. How could he be so ungrateful as to run away at this moment? So, he grabbed Ajmal Kasab’s AK-47. Kasab poured bullets into his body. But Tukaram Omble would not let go until other policemen had captured Kasab. After all, Tukaram Omble had been receiving Rs 15000 each month. How could he run away?
Dear Shaheed Tukaram Omble, we bow down to you. We bow down to the rest of the Mumbai Police, the military and paramilitary and commandos who fought for us on 26/11.
But there is a special debt we owe to Shaheed Tukaram Omble. Had Ajmal Kasab not been captured alive, there is little doubt that the 26/11 attacks would have been blamed on the “Hindu Taliban”. Does anyone think that the Dynasty and its propagandists were not up to the task? If Kasab had not been captured alive, Tukaram Omble would have been the terrorist in secular memory today and Kasab would have been the innocent Muslim framed by the communal Mumbai police and the Hindu Taliban. Just remember what they did to Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma and the Batla House terrorists. Some Cabinet Minister would surely have gone to election rallies and told people that the Queen cried when she saw the dead body of innocent Ajmal Kasab. You think Prashant Bhushan wouldn’t have gone to court claiming that Kasab had been killed in a fake encounter (I will be surprised if Prashant Bhushan still hasn’t gone to court claiming Kasab was innocent). And you think Arvind Kejriwal would not have written an exclusive “Letter to Muslims” taking credit for efforts of AAP members to prove the innocence of Ajmal Kasab? You think some secular Chief Minister would not have claimed that Ajmal Kasab is a “Bihar ka beta”?