Police officer martyred in 26/11 attacks remembered

Thursday, November 26, 2009

PUNE - A musical prayer meeting was held here on Thursday in the memory of slain Mumbai police officer Ashok Kaamte.

Friends, acquaintances and family members of the late police officer gathered at his residence to hold a condolence meeting.

“He sacrificed his life for the country. May his soul rest in peace. This type of incident should never occur in the country again. That is my prayer to almighty,” said one of the male participants.

People also paid floral tributes to Kaamte.

India is observing the first anniversary of the Mumbai attacks that killed 166 innocent people, including top police officers.

Ten gunmen had landed on Mumbai shores by boats at sunset on November 26, 2008 and fired randomly inside a railway station, a Jewish settlement, a cafe and two luxury hotels.

Several people were held hostage for the next three days and at least 166 people died before commandoes smoked out the last of the terrorists on November 28 last year.

One gunman, Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, who claims to be Pakistani national, was taken alive and is presently, facing trial in a special court in Mumbai. (ANI)

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