SACRIFICES - Heros of 26/11

 
Hemant Karkare

Maharashta Police’s Anti-Terrorism Squad Chief, he was killed while fighting terrorists in Mumbai on November 26, 2008.
Ashok Kamte

Additional Commissioner of Police supervising the Eastern Region, he was also killed by terrorist bullets at Metro cinema on 26/11
Vijay Salaskar

A daring Police Inspector, known for having liquidated several criminals, he was killed while fighting terrorists in Mumbai.
 
Tukaram Ombale

Tukaram Ombale, the Assistant sub-inspector who grappled with Kasab and apprehended him, though he was killed in the process.
Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan(NSG)

Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, serving in the elite Special Action Group of the NSG, he was killed in action while fighting terrorists.
Havaldar Gajender Singh Bisht(NSG)

Havaldar Gajender Singh Bisht was an NSG commando who died while operating against terrorists in Mumbai.
 

The number of policemen killed in the performance of their duties since independence shows the enormity of the challenges which policemen face and the risks they expose themselves to in the process. It is estimated that a total of 35,780 policemen had laid down their lives till August 31, 2021, battling terrorists, extremists, separatists, secessionists, mafia and all shades of lawless elements in different parts of the country.