12th anniversary of Mumbai 26/11 attack: Remembering the real heroes

12th anniversary of Mumbai 26/11 attack: Remembering the real heroes

New Delhi: On the 12th anniversary of the lethal assault in Mumbai on November 26, 2008, a minimum of 10 Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists from Pakistan reached town by sea and opened fireplace indiscriminately.

The terrorists laid seige to a few of the most distinguished locations just like the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, the Oberoi Trident, the Taj Mahal Hotel, Leopold Cafe, Cama Hospital and the Nariman House Jewish neighborhood centre, now renamed Nariman Light House.

The complete metropolis was below a siege which lasted practically 60-hours. As many as 166 folks have been killed, together with 18 safety personnel, and several other others have been left injured. Nine of the ten terrorists have been killed by the safety forces.

The then Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) chief Hemant Karkare, Army Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, Mumbai’s Additional Police Commissioner Ashok Kamte, Senior Police Inspector Vijay Salaskar and Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Tukaram Omble have been amongst those that have been within the assault.

Remembering the heroes of the Mumbai assault: 

Martyrs Joint Commissioner of Police and Chief of Mumbai ATS Hemant Karkare; Additional Commissioner of Police Ashok Kamte; Senior Inspector Vijay Salaskar

Hemant Karkare, together with senior police officers Ashok Kamte and Vijay Salaskar, have been killed exterior the Cama Hospital after the LeT terrorists Ajmal Kasab and his associate Ismail opened fireplace on their police van.

Karkare had acquired a name a couple of terrorist assault at Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus (C.S.T.) station at his Dadar residence. He left together with his driver and bodyguards for CST however was then knowledgeable that the terrorists had moved to the Cama and Albless Hospital.

There they managed to wound Kasab, however a second terrorist, Ismail Khan appeared and fired a volley of bullets at them. Hemant Karkare, Ashok Kamte, Salaskar and others died in a slim lane between St. Xavier’s College and Rang Bhavan.

They have been honoured with the Ashoka Chakra posthumously on January 26, 2009.

Mumbai assault 26/11 hero, Assistant Police Sub-Inspector Tukaram Omble 

Tukaram Omble was killed in motion on November 26 by two terrorists who had hijacked a automobile whereas Omble and his group have been guarding one of many checkposts.

After an preliminary shootout, one of many terrorists was killed the opposite pretended to give up however then opened fireplace on the police. Omble stood in entrance of him and held on to the barrel of Kasab’s rifle whereas the remainder of the group managed to overpower and apprehend Kasab. Omble didn’t survive the assault, he had taken over 40 bullets from the AK-47 at level clean vary.

On January 26, 2009, the Indian authorities posthumously honoured Omble with the Ashoka Chakra 

Today on the 12th anniversary of November 26 assault on Mumbai, Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh and Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray paid their respects on Thursday on the newly-built memorial on the police headquarters in south Mumbai.

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