12th anniversary of 26/11 today, Governor and Chief Minister pay tribute to martyred policemen


Today is the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attack on 26 November 2008 in Mumbai. The Metropolitan Police organized an event to pay homage to the security personnel martyred in the attack, although a limited number of people have been involved in the event due to the epidemic.

The Mumbai terror attack has completed 12 years today and state Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray paid tribute to the martyred policemen in the attack. An official in this regard had said on Wednesday that the program would take place at the newly constructed memorial site at the police headquarters in South Mumbai. The family of the martyred policemen will also attend this event.

The statement said that apart from the Governor and the Chief Minister, Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, Director General of Police Subodh Kumar Jaiswal, Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh and other senior officials will also participate in the program to pay tribute to the martyrs.

The official said that due to work on the coastal road project, the Shaheed Smarak has been shifted from Police Gymkhana at Marine Drive to Police Headquarters at Crawford Market.

Significantly, on 26 November 2008, 10 Lashkar-e-Taiba militants arrived here by sea and opened fire in which 166 people including 18 security personnel were killed and many were injured. During this time, nine terrorists were killed by the NSG and other security forces, and a terrorist named Ajmal Amir Kasab was caught alive and hanged on 21 November 2012.

Those skilled in the attack included the then ATS chief Hemant Karkare, Army Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, Mumbai Additional Commissioner of Police Ashok Kamte, and Senior Police Inspector Vijay Salaskar.