Six years later, Mumbai remembers 26/11 victims, heroes Updated on :
Six years after the audacious terror attacks in Mumbai, tributes were Wednesday paid to victims and heroes, while the state government announced that it will implement recommendations of the Ram Pradhan panel which probed the 26/11 carnage.
“We will implement recommendations of the Ram Pradhan committee, which the earlier government failed to do,” senior BJP minister Vinod Tawde told reporters after paying 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.
Tawde, his Cabinet colleague Prakash Mehta, Maharashtra Director General of Police Sanjeev Dayal, Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria and Mayor Snehal Ambekar were among those who paid floral tributes to the martyrs.
Tawde, who also met families of the martyrs, said a meeting will be held in a week to resolve grievances of the martyrs’ families.
“I have spoken to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on the issue,” he said.
Fadnavis, who was out of Mumbai in connection with President’s Maharashtra visit, said in his message: “I pay homage to the brave policemen who fought for Mumbai’s safety and laid down their lives for us on 26/11. We are proud of them and we will strive hard for safety and security of our state.”
Six years ago, 10 LeT terrorists launched coordinated attacks across key locations in the country’s financial capital killing 166 people, including policeman, NSG commandos and some foreigners.
In addition, nine terrorists were killed and attacker Ajmal Kasab was captured and later hanged. India has been demanding that the perpetrators of the Mumbai carnage should be brought to justice and Pakistan should swiftly conclude the 26/11 trial of the accused.