26/11: Tributes paid to martyrs, victims

Mr Shinde and Mr Pawar paid homage to the heroes at the Police Gymkhana in Marine Lines where a 26/11 memorial has been erected in remembrance of the policemen, who lost their lives fighting terrorists during the dastardly strikes.

November 26, 2012 10:48 am | Updated December 04, 2021 10:54 pm IST - Mumbai

Mumbai 26/11/2012  Union home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, Maharashtra Chief minister Prithviraj Chavan and agricultue minister Sharad Pawar pay tribute to martyrs at a Police memorial in Mumbai on the 4th anniversary of the 26/11 terror attack.  Photo:  Vivek Bendre

Mumbai 26/11/2012 Union home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, Maharashtra Chief minister Prithviraj Chavan and agricultue minister Sharad Pawar pay tribute to martyrs at a Police memorial in Mumbai on the 4th anniversary of the 26/11 terror attack. Photo: Vivek Bendre

Floral tributes were on Monday paid to martyrs of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks on the fourth anniversary of the strike with Union ministers Sushil Kumar Shinde and Sharad Pawar laying wreaths at the police memorial in South Mumbai.

Mr Shinde and Mr Pawar paid homage to the heroes at the Police Gymkhana in Marine Lines where a 26/11 memorial has been erected in remembrance of the policemen, who lost their lives fighting terrorists during the dastardly strikes.

Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, Home Minister R R Patil, Mumbai Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh and family members of victims and brave-hearts, also paid floral tributes to those killed in the November 26, 2008 siege.

Lone surviving Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Amir Kasab, who was nabbed after the carnage was hanged in Pune’s Yerawada Jail on November 21.

Security has been stepped up in the metropolis, after Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan warned of mounting attacks “in India and anywhere” to avenge Kasab’s hanging.

Vital establishments, including airports and the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), are also under tight vigil after the threat.

Hundred and sixtysix people were killed when Kasab and nine of his aides unleashed terror on the country’s financial capital four years ago.

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