26/11 hero's daughter gets govt job

More than two years after 26/11 terror strike in Mumbai, the daughter of slain cop Vijay Salaskar has been given a government job today, after the intervention of union home minister P Chidambaram.
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Updated on Jul 21, 2011 12:32 PM IST
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More than two years after 26/11 terror strike in Mumbai, the daughter of slain cop Vijay Salaskar has been given a government job after the intervention of union home minister P Chidambaram.

Divya Salaskar, daughter of encounter specialist Vijay Salaskar who died fighting Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists during the 2008 attack, was on Thursday given a government job on compassionate grounds.

Divya has been appointed as Assistant Commissioner of Sales Tax, Mumbai.

"I promised her that I would take up the matter with the chief minister of Maharashtra and would request him to persuade the Mumbai Public Service Commission to expedite the case," Chidambaram said in a statement in New Delhi.

"This morning, I was informed by the Chief Minister, Maharashtra that the appointment of Divya Salaskar as Assistant Commissioner of Sales Tax, Mumbai has been approved," the home minister said.

Inspector Salaskar was among the first causalities with ATS Chief Hemant Karkare and additional commissioner of police Ashok Kamte during the 26/11 attacks on the megapolis.

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