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Kin of 26/11 victims held
Mumbai mourns its dead; rich tributes paid to martyrs
Shiv Kumar/TNS

Mumbai, November 26
The police today detained 27 persons, including widows and kin of the victims who lost their lives in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, the third anniversary of which was observed all over the country.

The group, led by former BJP MP Kirit Somaiya, was to meet Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan at his official residence. But the members were arrested this afternoon. “We had gone to meet Chavan to air our grievances about the government not fulfilling its promises made to the victims of the terror attack. But the police arrested us and put us in the lock-up,” Somaiya, kin of one of the 26/11 victim, told this reporter.

The police, however, said that the group led by Somaiya did not have an appointment with the Chief Minister and were violating prohibitory orders.

Meanwhile, Mumbaiites from all walks of life paid homage to the victims of the attack. In South Mumbai, cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni who were playing a test match at the Wankhede stadium today paid floral tributes to the victims of the attack at the Taj Hotel here. The cricket team is staying at the hotel which was attacked by terrorists on November 26 three years ago.

Rich tributes were paid to policeman Tukaram Omble who caught terrorist Ajmal Kasab during the attack but succumbed to his injuries by political leaders. His bust installed in Girgaum was also inaugurated today.

Top dignitaries like Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and his Cabinet colleagues laid wreaths at the Police Memorial.





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