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Especially in mumbai, various police officers got big fame, money & clout by being so called encounter specialists, where it was always a losing proposition for the accused. you may look back & see newspaper reports about the encounters it is virtually the same every time. for once these very heroes found someone who was not cornered or afraid of them & shooting back & forth, they failed to deliver. the only exception perhaps was Omble who showed what the right thing to do in such situations as after all he had military background and was not a namesake hero like the specialists in fake encounters. for the above reasons the state government or the police never thought it necessary to be well armed & be prepared for a situation like mumbai attacks or the bomb blasts all over maharashtra and the naxal menace in maharashtra.