Mumbai: A statue of 26/11 martyr Tukaram
Ombale, the police officer whose grit and determination led to
the arrest of lone surviving terrorist Ajmal Kasab, will be
erected before the third anniversary of the dastardly attacks.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has given
its nod to set up the statue at Girgaum Chowpatty, the beach
where the Assistant Sub-Inspector captured Kasab before
falling to his bullets on November 26, 2008.
It will be installed before the third anniversary of
the attacks, BMC officials said.
"The Municipal Commissioner has given a green signal
to the proposal. We will now meet with the Beach Monitoring
Committee after which the exact location will be decided. The
decision on the size of the statue - whether it should be a
bust or a life-size - is yet to be taken," Additional
Municipal Commissioner Manisha Mhaiskar said.
Though the BMC general body had passed a resolution to
erect the statue in 2009 to honour Ombale, the final nod from
the civic body came now.