Mumbai, Nov 10: ATS chief late Hemant Karkare's bulletproof jacket worn during Mumbai terror attacks 2008 has gone missing, Kavita Karkare, wife of the slain officer said.
"When his body was found, the bulletproof jacket was missing...even at the hospital...I filed RTI application few months back asking where is the jacket but the reply I got was that it is missing..," Kavita Karkare was quoted by news agency as saying.
Hemant Karkare received three fatal bullet-injuries in chest despite wearing bullet-proof jackets. This has raised question mark over the efficacy of these jackets in the wake of such terror attacks.
"TV channel recording clearly shows Hemant wearing a jacket at CST and leaving in the van...so where did the jacket go...I do not know if someone took it from him after that or it was removed from his body later, but it is missing...," she said.
Karkare also raised questions over the manner in which the terror strikes were handled by the Mumbai Police.
"I am surprised as to why there was no back-up sent for my husband and other officers in the van...Hemant had asked for back up and was waiting for 40 minutes but no one was sent...," she said.
"If a back-up had been sent as soon as Hemant had asked for it, then Kasab and the other terrorist could have been nabbed at Cama lane itself...," she added.