Kamte Disappointed with Pradhan Committee Report

Kamte Disappointed with Pradhan Committee Report
Vinita Kamte, wife of slain police officer Ashok Kamte who was killed during the 26/11 terror attacks, today expressed disappointment over the Ram Pradhan committee report which has given a clean chit to the Mumbai police and government.

"There are serious lapses and discrepancies on the part of senior police officials, which has been conveniently covered by the committee report. All the officers who had not performed their duties have been given a clean chit and will continue occupying their office," Vinita told PTI.

She said that she wanted to depose before the panel to point out these discrepancies but was not allowed to do so as the committee members said they did not have power to interview victims' kin.

"There are several questions that remain unanswered. How can we allow the police to get away with this? If there is another attack like this, I can assure no policeman would come forward to save this city. If the policemen were not able to save their colleagues, then how will they save citizens," Vinita questioned.

Vinita, however, said she would not approach the Maharashtra Chief Minister or any other politician and would take an appropriate legal recourse to address the issue.

The high-level committee appointed by Maharashtra Government, which submitted its report yesterday, had said 'no police can deal with (such) a war-like situation'.

She alleged that certain portions of the call records of the police control room on November 26 were deleted. "There are atleast ten minutes of conversation that has been deleted. I have sought call records of my husband, Ashok Kamte through RTI," Vinita said.

Additional commissioner of police Ashok Kamte, ATS chief Hemant Karkere, encounter specialist Vijay Salaskar and three other police constables were killed after their police jeep was attacked by two alleged LeT operatives, Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab and his partner Abu Ismail.

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