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Ombales get CNG filling station

The state government paid homage to slain policeman Tukaram Ombale and formally handed over a CNG filling station to his family on Friday.

mumbai Updated: Nov 27, 2010 01:40 IST
HT Correspondent

The state government paid homage to slain policeman Tukaram Ombale and formally handed over a CNG filling station to his family on Friday.

The ceremony was attended by home minister P Chidambaram, petroleum minister Murli Deora, Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan, member of parliament Sanjay Nirupam, Mumbai Congress president Kripa Shahkar Singh, MLA Naseem Khan, among others.

Chidambaram said, "Ombale was a brave man who despite being unarmed and shot at by Kasab did not let him go. It was because of him that the world knew that Pakistan was behind the attack.”

The CNG filling station, located in Borivli (East), was handed over to Tara and Vaishali Ombale. Deora said except Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan's family, all martyrs have been provided with fuel filling stations.

Chavan said: "Born in Satara, Ombale has brought great pride to the country. The government will always be there to assist the families of these martyrs.”

Ombale statue yet to be installed
Two years after a proposal was passed by the civic general body to install a bust of assistant police inspector Tukaram Ombale near Girgaum Chowpatty, it has still to inch forward. Opposition leader Rajhans Singh, who had moved the notice of motion in the general body meeting after the terror attacks, said it is due to the lethargic attitude of the BMC that the statue has not been erected. Supported Singh’s view, corporators said the BMC must ensure that the statue is erected before next year. “Ombale’s statue could be inspiration to other policemen and civilians,” said Sena leader Prabhakar Shinde.