Mumbai, Nov 18 :Kavita Karkare, the wife of late ATS chief Hemant Karkare on Wednesday, Nov 18, questioned the state government on why her husband and two other senior officials who were killed on 26/11, did not get reinforcements on time.
This is for the first time the slain officer's family has confirmed that he did not get the back up when it was required.
Speaking to the media, Kavita said, "I just didn't know anything in the initial six months, politicians, media people and other people were coming to my place, but I was not aware what exactly was going around. Nobody has ever told me that what exactly happened that day.
"No senior officers have told me till date what had happened with my husband. I have just gathered information from media people, or read in magazines and newspapers, till date I don't know the exact facts of that day," she said.
"But when politicians started raising questions saying that he acted in very hasty manner and went for the operation blindly then we started gathering facts about the incident. Then, we came to know when Kamte, Karkare, Salaskar were planning strategy in Cama hospital for 40 minutes. They had asked for help, but they couldn't get help in those 40 minutes. Why they could not get help in 40 minutes, but nobody is giving me that answer," she added.
She also alleged that Hemant Karkare was left injured and unattended for over 40 minutes and not taken to the hospital on time.
"My question is that when these people were there in Cama Lane for 40 minutes, why were they not given any help? And, when there bodies were lying, why the bodies of those people were not picked for about 40 minutes," Kavita questioned.
Karkare, along with Additional Commissioner of Police (ACP) Ashok Kamte and Inspector Vijay Salaskar were killed by terrorists near Cama Hospital in Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus during the Mumbai siege.