Major Unnikrishnan’s father snubs Kerala chief ministerDecember 1st, 2008 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 30 (IANS) A visibly angry father of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, the National Security Guard (NSG) commando killed while battling terrorists in Mumbai, refused to meet the Kerala chief minister and home minister Sunday night and asked them to leave his home.Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan and Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan’s went to meet Sandeep’s father K. Unnikrishnan and offer their condolences at his residence in Bangalore.
However, an agitated Unnikrishnan opend the gate to his house, refused to meet the political laders and shut the door. With television cameras rolling, he shouted at the two political leaders and asked them to leave immediately.
Sandeep died Friday during the NSG’s Operation Cyclone at the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower hotel to flush out the terrorist holed up inside iconic landmark of Mumbai.
Achuthanandan said that they had gone to the Unnikrishnan house to offer their condolences.
An embarrassed Balakrishan told reporters after he was snubbed: “He is very worried as he as lost his son.”
In Mumbai, Anti-Terrorism Squad chief Hemant Karkare’s bereaved family similarly snubbed Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi when he announced a Rs.10 million cash relief to the families of policemen killed in the terrorist strike Wednesday.
Modi called on Karkare family in Mumbai Friday.