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26 November 2012
Press Trust of India
MUMBAI, 26 NOV: Mumbai's sorrow was tinged with some relief as solemn tributes were paid to the victims and martyrs of the 26/11 terror attacks on its fourth anniversary, five days after the sole surviving perpetrator Ajmal Kasab was sent to the gallows.
Union home minister Sushilkumar Shinde led Mumbaikars in paying homage to the police personnel who laid down their lives in the line of duty at the Martyrs Memorial at Marine Lines.
Mr Shinde's cabinet colleague Sharad Pawar, Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan, chief minister Prithviraj Chavan, home minister RR Patil, Mumbai police commissioner Satyapal Singh and family members of victims and heroes, also paid floral tributes to those felled during the three day siege that brought the city to its knees on 26 November, 2008.
18 policemen including Anti-Terrorist Squad chief Hemant Karkare had made the supreme sacrifice, gallantly fighting Kasab and his band of nine other LeT terrorists, indoctrinated and trained in Pakistan.
There was no uncontrolled outburst of emotions, no photographs of martyred policemen peering down from massive hoardings in bustling streets and no smart parade by the anti-terror force.