29 Nov : The Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shri Murli Deora said today at the funeral of former ATS Chief, Mr. Hemant Karkare in Mumbai that the Indian security personnel displayed exemplary bravery and courage in defeating the nefarious designs of terrorists while neutralizing Mumbai terror attack. He has said that it is our national duty to take care of the dependents of our national heroes who attained martyrdom making supreme sacrifices in order to ensure safety and security of our countrymen and its guests. Shri Deora said “these brave-hearts have given their today to secure our tomorrow”
Shri Murli Deora informed that for the officers of security forces who have laid down their lives while fighting terrorists, a rehabilitation package is being worked out by his Ministry and one of the dealerships of petroleum products like retail outlets, LPG , SKO dealerships or CNG stations will be offered to the families of martyrs. These agencies would be offered on the lines of those provided to the martyrs of Operation Vijay in Kargil and the Parliament attack. The Government and the citizens of this country are with victims of this gruesome incident and all necessary help in the form of medicines, food etc. is being provided to them as per the requirement.
The Minister also said that we have witnessed a very gruesome terrorist attack on the enduring vibrancy of India’s financial capital. This was an audacious attack on our country’s sovereignty and is akin to Kargil intrusion. In this condemnable incident, a large number of civilians have lost their lives and a number of persons have suffered casualties. “I express my heart felt condolences for the departed souls and sympathize with the grieved families in this hour of crisis. Our security forces including NSG and other police officials have defended the terrorist attack on two most famous landmarks of the city (Taj and Oberoi Hotels) and have restored the prestige of country by killing terrorists. I would like to convey my heart felt thanks to the officers involved in this difficult operation for their commendable job and I salute those who have laid down their lives while fighting the terrorists” Shri Deora said.