A professor from St Xavier’s College in south Mumbai along with a group of students, paid homage to 26/11 martyrs Hemant Karkare, Ashok Kamte and Vijay Salaskar Wednesday morning at the spot where they had lost their lives.
ATS chief Karkare, ACP Kamte and encounter specialist Salaskar were gunned down near the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) of the Corporation Bank on the Mahapalika Marg, by terrorists Ajmal Amir Qasab and Abu Ismail on the night of November 26, 2008.
On the sixth anniversary of the attacks, Prof Avkash Jadhav, along with 35 to 40 students from the college, gathered at the ATM to pay their respects to the martyrs.
A professor of history and human rights at St Xavier’s College for the last 20 years, Jadhav placed candles at the spot where the three policemen were martyred. “Each year, there are new students to whom I explain the significance of this spot.
They were in school when the 26/11 attacks happened. Now they know the significance of this lane behind their college,” Jadhav said.
After Jadhav and his students paid their tribute, other students and passerbys followed suit, placing flowers and lighting candles at the spot.