Mumbai/Bangalore, Nov 29: India salutes to those officers who died so we could live peacefully. The country gives a tearful adieu to such sincere officers, ATS Chief, Hemant Karkare and Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan on their last journey. There was grief among Mumbai citizens as they cremated their sincere officer on Saturday, Nov 29. While, Bangalore gets ready to bid adieu another officer, Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan.
Karkare was killed along with two other top policemen, Additional Commissioner of police Ashok Kamte and police inspector Vijay Salaskar at Cama Hospital near the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminal when they came under fire from terrorists on Wednesday, Nov 26 night.
His colleagues, visibly moved, paid homage to the senior officer. Karkare is survived by his wife Amruta, his two daughters Jui and Sayali and son Akash.
Major Unnikrishnan was martyred on Friday morning while trying to save one of his colleagues at the Taj. Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, was cremated at Hebbal electrical crematorium, with full Military honours on Saturday, Nov 29.
the military personnel extended him guard of honour firing three rounds of shots in the air.
Thousands of people, including School Children, Air Force and Army personnel, stood in queue to pay their last respects to the 31 year-old Sandip who laid down his life for the country. The crowd were heard shouting against Pakistan terrorists and Vande Mataram, Sandip Amar Rahe.
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, some of his Cabinet colleagues, top army and Police Officials placed wreaths on the body of Maj Sandip Unnikrishnan, who in a short span of nine years after joining the Army rose to the highest level after joining NSG.