Tribute to the martyrs on the 12th anniversary of the 11/26 attack | India News
Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, State Interior Minister Anil Deshmukh, and Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray paid their respects at the newly constructed monument at the police headquarters in South Mumbai.
The martyrs’ memorial has been relocated from the site at Police Gymkhana on Marine Drive to the police headquarters in Crawford Market due to ongoing work on the Coastal Road project, an official previously said.
The 12th anniversary of the deadly terrorist attack was attended by a limited number of people in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Relatives of some of the martyred policemen also paid tribute at the monument.
During the ceremony, the Governor, Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior met with relatives of some martyrs.
Recalling their staff killed in the attack, the Maharashtra Police said in a tweet: “A tribute to those who sacrificed their lives to safeguard the rest!”
“Saluting the brave whose sacrifice still ignites the spirits of millions # 2611Attack # 2611Martyrs #SalutingMartyrs,” Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh tweeted.
Saluting the brave hearts whose sacrifice still ignites the spirits of millions # 2611Attack # 2611Martyrs… https://t.co/RNMXn99LT2
– CP Mumbai Police (@CPMumbaiPolice) 1606334451000
The head of the CPN, Sharad Pawar, also paid tribute to the policemen and other members of the security personnel who gave their lives during the Mumbai terrorist attack of 2008 and called for a determination to intensify the fight against terrorism.
“Tributes to the martyrs of the police and other security forces who gave their lives in the Mumbai terrorist attack of 2008. As we stand in solidarity with the families who lost their loved ones in the attack, we should (also) resolve to intensify our struggle. against terrorism, “the former Union minister tweeted.
I respect all the martyrs of the police and security forces who sacrificed their lives in the terrorist attack in Mumbai. Https://t.co/v6ezwhb94A
– Sharad Pawar (PawarSpeaks) 1606361400000
On November 26, 2008, 10 terrorists from Pakistan’s Lashkar-e-Taiba arrived by sea and opened fire, killing 166 people, including 18 security personnel, and injuring several more during the 60-hour siege in Mumbai.
The then Chief of the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) Hemant Karkare, Army Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, Mumbai Additional Police Commissioner Ashok Kamte, Senior Police Inspector Vijay Salaskar and Assistant Deputy Inspector (ASI) Tukaram Omble were among the killed in the attack.
The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminal, the Oberoi Trident, the Taj Mahal Hotel, Leopold Cafe, Cama Hospital, and the Nariman House Jewish Community Center, now renamed Nariman Light House, were some of the locations targeted by the terrorists.
Subsequently, nine terrorists were killed by security forces, including the NSG, the country’s elite command force.
Ajmal Kasab was the only terrorist who was captured alive. He was hanged four years later, on November 21, 2012.