Hemant Karkare

  • 26/11: Mumbai better prepared today, say police November 26, 2012

    Mumbai: Monday marks four years to the day when Mumbai witnessed the worst terror attacks in its history - the 26/11 carnage left 166 people dead and over 300 injured in its wake. There was absolute mayhem as blasts ripped through, one after the other at several crucial points in...
  • Army continues to use faulty bulletproof jackets March 28, 2012

    New Delhi: A bulletproof jacket is meant to stand between life and death. In Maharashtra Anti-Terrorist Squad chief Hemant Karkare's final moments, the loose and ill-fitting jacket proved to be no match for the terrorist's fire. Karkare's loose fitting and sub-standard bulletproof jacket shocked the nation but sadly security personnel...
  • Digvijay gives proof of conversation with Karkare January 4, 2011

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Digivijaya Singh on Tuesday showed phone records he said proved that he spoke to slain ATS chief Hemant Karkare a few hours before Karkare was killed on November 26, 2008. He is now demanding apologies from people doubted his claim. “I was hurt when Maharashtra Home...
  • Records show Karkare spoke to me: Digvijaya January 4, 2011

    New Delhi: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday claimed once again that slain Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad chief Hemant Karkare had spoken to him on the night of November 26, 2008 just a few hours before he (Karkare) was killed in a gunfight with Pakistani terrorists in Mumbai. Addressing the media in...
  • Digvijay to release phone chats with Karkare January 4, 2011

    New Delhi: After questions were raised over his claim, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Monday promised to release proof of his telephonic conversation with slain ATS chief Hemant Karkare hours before he was killed in Mumbai terror attacks. Singh has called a press conference in New Delhi on Tuesday saying he...
  • Digvijay, Karkare did talk before 26/11attack January 3, 2011

    Bhopal: Congress leader Digvijay Singh and slain police officer Hemant Karkare did talk just before the Mumbai terrorist attack, sources in the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) said on Monday. The sources said there was proof to back the claim by the former Madhya Pradesh chief minister that had ignited...
  • Digvijay expresses surprise on Patil's statement December 16, 2010

    New Delhi: Congress leader Digvijay Singh today expressed surprise over Maharashtra Home Minister's statement denying existence of any record of a telephonic conversation between him and slain ATS chief Hemant Karkare just before the 26/11 attacks. "I was not expecting him to say that...," Digvijay said hours after RR Patil dismissed the...
  • No proof of Karkare calling Digvijaya: Maha govt December 16, 2010

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has contradicted Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh's claim that slain Maharahstra ATS chief Hemant Karkare had called him just a few hours before the November 26, 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai. Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil told state Assembly on Thursday that there was no evidence of...
  • Trying to get phone records, says Digvijaya December 14, 2010

    Guwahati: Sticking to his controversial statement on Hemant Karkare, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday said he was "not a liar" and was trying to get phone records to prove that the slain Maharashtra ATS chief had spoken to him a few hours before the 2008 Mumbai attacks. "I am...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Digvijaya Singh December 14, 2010

    Digvijaya Singh is the newsmaker of the day for his stand on speaking to Hemant Karkare before 26/11 attacks. ...
  • Digvijaya maintains he spoke to Karkare December 13, 2010

    Guwahati/New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh, who created a flutter by stating that slain Maharashtra ATS chief Hemant Karkare was under threat from right-wing groups, on Monday insisted that he had spoken to the police officer a few hours before the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai in 2008. "I am trying...
  • Digvijaya under fire for his remarks on Karkare December 11, 2010

    New Delhi: Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh has created another political storm with yet another controversial statement. Singh on Saturday claimed that he received a call from the Maharashtra Anti-Terror Squad chief Hemant Karkare just two hours before the 26/11 terror attack. According to Singh, Karkare reportedly told him that he...
  • Digvijaya's claims are painful: Karkare's wife December 11, 2010

    Kavita Karkare, widow of former Maharashtra Anti-Terror Squad chief Hemant Karkare who was killed fighting Pakistani terrorists on the night of November 26, 2008 in Mumbai, has rubbished Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh claims that her husband had called the Congress leader just hours before the Mumbai terror attack saying...
  • Kavita Karkare rubbishes Digvijaya's claim December 11, 2010

    Mumbai: The widow of slain Maharashtra ATS chief Hemant Karkare on Saturday slammed senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh for claiming that her husband feared for his safety from hardline Hindu groups, who were upset over his probe into the Malegaon bomb blast. Talking to reporters here, Kavita Karkare accused Singh...
  • Malegaon road named after 26/11 hero Karkare September 17, 2010

    Mumbai: Maharashtra is honouring its 26/11 hero. The road in Malegaon, where an RDX bomb allegedly planted by the members of Abhinav Bharat outfit killed six persons on September 29, 2008, was named after slain ATS chief Hemant Karkare on Thursday. The inauguration of the 'Shaheed Hemant Karkare Road' (between...
  • Book on Karkare killing to release in Marathi July 2, 2010

    Pune Author S.M. Mushrif is all set to release the Marathi edition of his book "Who Killed Karkare? - The Real face of Terrorism in India", here June 26. "We have already released the book in five languages - English, Urdu, Malayalam, Kannada and Tamil. There was a heavy demand...
  • SC rejects plea for Karkare killing probe May 12, 2010

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition for a probe into the killing of Hemant Karkare, head of Maharashtra Police's anti-terrorist squad (ATS), during the 2008 Mumbai terror attack. The petition wanted an independent fact-finding committee, headed by a sitting or a retired judge of the apex court,...
  • Impact: Govt wants re-trial of bulletproof vests January 8, 2010

    New Delhi: The Government is all set to order a re-trial of bullet proof jackets to be used by our security forces. The action comes after a CNN-IBN expose on Tuesday on ballistic trials fudged at a Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) lab. Besides recommending that DRDO take...
  • DRDO official to be quizzed in bulletproof scam January 7, 2010

    New Delhi: A suspect DRDO official will be questioned on Thursday for allegedly fudging trials for bulletproof vests. Director of DRDO lab, RK Verma, has been summoned to Delhi by the Technical Evaluation Committee which will quiz him. DRDO is the nation's premier defence research organisation. The committee is expected...
  • More holes in Govt's bulletproof jacket deals January 7, 2010

    New Delhi: The lessons of 26/11 appear to have been forgotten in a hurry. Months after the Ram Pradhan Committee report indicted the Maharashtra government for the poor quality of bulletproof jackets, the issue has surfaced again. It was the poor quality of life-saving bulletproof jackets that could have cost Mumbai...
  • Watch: Notice to cops on Karkare's bulletproof vest January 2, 2010

    Mumbai: There are no answers coming ahead on the mystery of the 26/11 file on late ATS chief Hemant Karkare's bulletproof jacket. The Government has now sent a notice to eight policemen asking them to explain how the bulletproof jacket suddenly disappeared and then suddenly reappeared. ...
  • Cops asked to explain lost file on Karkare's 26/11 vest January 1, 2010

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government on Friday decided to take action against eight policemen including five Indian Police Service officers for misplacing a crucial file containing details of slain Anti-Terrorist Squad chief Hemant Karkare's bulletproof jacket. Maharashtra Home Department issued notices to the eight policemen asking them to file replies by January 4. The...
  • Sweeper's U-turn, says he didn't dump Karkare's vest December 25, 2009

    Mumbai: In a U-turn, a sweeper of a government hospital and key witness in the 26/11 trial who had claimed he disposed off the bulletproof jacket of slain Maharashtra ATS chief Hemant Karkare long ago on Friday said he had no idea about the protective gear. Dinesh Gataar, a sweeper in...
  • Mumbai cops' U-turn, find 26/11 bulletproof vest file December 25, 2009

    Mumbai: The controversy over the bulletproof jacket worn by slain 26/11 hero ATS chief Hemant Karkare refuses to die. A day after reports of the martyr's jacket having been dumped in a dustbin, now the file on the procurement of the alleged substandard bulletproof jackets has mysteriously surfaced. But shockingly some...
  • Mystery deepens in Karkare's 'missing jacket' case December 24, 2009

    Mumbai: In a bizarre twist to the slain ATS chief Hemant Karkare's 'missing jacket' case, a sweeper at the J J hospital claims that he threw it in a dustbin by mistake. Not many are however convinced with the story. ...
  • Watch: Karkare's wife rejects 'dumped' jacket theory December 24, 2009

    A sweeper in Mumbai's JJ Hospital where Hemant Karkare died has told a city magistrate that he threw the police officer's bulletproof jacket in a dustbin by mistake. ...
  • Fact or fiction: Sweeper 'dumped' Karkare's jacket December 24, 2009

    New Delhi: More than a year ago during the Mumbai terror attack then Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) chief Hemant Karkare’s bulletproof jacket went missing. Now according to a report in a national daily, a hospital sweeper has confessed that he threw the jacket away by mistake. The 35-year-old sweeper from Mumbai’s JJ...
  • I didn't kill Karkare and Kamte, claims Kasab December 21, 2009

    New Delhi: Lone surviving terrorist from the Mumbai terror attack Ajmal Kasab on Monday denied killing police officers Hemant Karkare, Ashok Kamte and Vijay Salaskar on the night of November 26, 2008. “I was not present at CST or Cama hospital,” Kasab said in court and added that he was...
  • Bombay HC pulls up state over bulletproof vests December 10, 2009

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Thursday directed the Maharashtra government to file a reply to a PIL alleging corruption in purchase of bullet-proof jackets for Mumbai Police. The petitioner's advocate, Y P Singh - a former IPS officer - had argued in court that it was because of faulty jackets...
  • IBN impact: Cops file FIR for Karkare's missing jacket December 9, 2009

    The issue of slain ATS chief's missing jacket was raised by CNN-IBN. ...