Mumbai, Mar 29 (PTI) The daughter of a policeman who survived the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack has been appointed as a deputy director in the Agriculture Department of the Maharashtra government. Also Read - Maharashtra: 5 Naxals, Including 3 Women Cadres, Gunned Down by Forces in Gadchiroli District
Dhanashree (23) is the daughter of constable Arun Jadhav. Also Read - Mumbai Rains: Heavy Rains Paralyse City, IMD Warns of 'Flooding', Local Trains Suspended Due to Waterlogging; BMC Declares Holiday
Jadhav was in the police van targeted by Pakistani terrorists Ajmal Kasab and Abu Ismail near Cama Hospital in south Mumbai on the night of November 26, 2008. Also Read - Kangana Ranaut Receives Notice From BMC Over 'Unauthorised Construction' of Her Residence, Here’s What They Found ‘Illegal’
Then Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad chief Hemant Karkare, IPS officer Ashok Kamte, `encounter specialist’ police inspector Vijay Salaskar and three other constables were killed as the terrorists opened fire on the van.
Constable Jadhav, the only one to survive the ambush, is now posted with the Anti-Extortion Cell of Mumbai Police.
Dhanashree completed her agricultural engineering from Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli in 2015.
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had assured Jadhav that she will get a government job.
Recently Dhanashree applied for a vacancy and received the job order, constable Jadhav said.
She will join duty in Gadchiroli district on April 2.
“I am very thankful to chief minister Fadnavis for keeping his word,” Jadhav said.
When asked if he had any apprehensions about his daughter getting her first posting in a Naxal-affected district, he said, “I fought with terrorists during the (26/11) attack. I don’t think working in Gadchiroli is a big deal.”
He also thanked agriculture minister Pandurang Phundkar and the officials who helped him.
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