RKC staff, students pays tribute to Mumbai cop Kamthe

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Rajkot, Nov 28 (UNI) The staff and students of Rajkumar College paid rich tributes to their alumnii, IPS Officer Ashok Kamthe, who was killed while battling terrorists on the night of November 26, when Mumbai faced the worst terror attacks.

Speaking to UNI, the Principal of Rajkumar College, Vinod Thakkar said, ''As soon as news of the terror attacks in Mumbai spread and we saw in news channels that once our student and Additional Commissioner of Mumbai Police Ashok Kamthe was killed in gun battles with terrorists, we all gathered in the school ground and saluted Kamthe.'' The school remained closed yesterday and the tri-colour was hoisted at half-mast, as a mark of respect.

''IPS Officer Ashok Kamthe, son of Lt Colonel M R Kamthe, was a brilliant student and studied here (Rajkumar college) from July 1972 to November 1977,'' Mr Thakkar said, adding, ''He was selected for the junior power lifting championship played at Peru in 1978 to represent India. He was selected after he left the Rajkumar college, but kept the school informed about his progress.

''He also loved cricket and had won the Maharaja Cup, playing at the junior level. He had won the diamond Jubilee awards for outstanding academic achievement for two consecutive years in 1974 and 1975,'' Mr Thakkar said.

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