26/11 terror attack survivor constable resumes duty
He is still shaken by the horror of the Mumbai terror attack six months ago but city police constable Arun Jadhav, who resumed duty on Tuesday, believes that the show must go on.india Updated: May 27, 2009 17:00 IST
He is still shaken by the horror of the Mumbai terror attack six months ago but city police constable Arun Jadhav, who has now resumed duty, believes that the show must go on.
Jadhav, 41, the lone surviving member of the ill-fated police jeep that was sprayed with bullets by LeT terrorist Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab killing then ATS chief Hemant Karkare, encounter specialist Vijay Salaskar and additional commissioner of police Ashok Kamte and three others, said he joined the service back for "mental solace".
"Sitting back at home, makes me relive the horrendous memories. I will miss my mentor (Salaskar) but the show must go on," Jadhav, who has been in the police services for the last 22 years told PTI soon after resuming duty on Tuesday.
Jadhav, who has spent 13 years working under Salaskar said that "after attacking our jeep, the two terrorists came to our vehicle and threw out bodies of Karkare, Salaskar and Kamte on the road. Thinking that we (constables) were also dead, the terrorists got into the jeep and drove away."
He said he escaped death by laying calm and motionless making the terrorists believe that he was dead.
First Published: May 27, 2009 16:58 IST