Petroleum Minister Murli Deora on Friday allotted a CNG outlet of Mahanagar Gas Ltd (MGL) to the widow of former Maharashtra ATS chief Hemant Karkare, who was killed in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.
The Petroleum Ministry had decided to allot one MGL outlet each to the families of Karkare, Constable Tukaram Ombale, Additional Commissioner of Police Ashok Kamte and Senior Police Inspector Vijay Salaskar, who were killed fighting terrorists.
“We are helping all the 18 families (of the police and security personnel killed in the attacks). It is the duty of the Government to stand by the families of all who sacrifice their life for the cause of the nation,” Deora told reporters here.
“I had promised earlier to give away the dealerships and I am very glad that this is coming through,” he added.
“This existing outlet (at Tardeo) is the first one to be given. Land for the remaining three has been secured and construction work is currently on,” Mahanagar Gas Managing Director P K Gupta said.
Karkare’s wife Kavita, said, “we have been receiving a lot of economic support from everywhere, but the father of my three children cannot come back. We should all do something against terror.”