“Karkare was killed in brush firing by terrorists”Dec 19th, 2008 | By Editor | Category: Backgrounders
NAGPUR: Countering the allegations made by Union Minister for Minority Affairs A.R. Antulay, Maharashtra Home Minister Jayant Patil clarified in the Assembly on Thursday that the government had complete conviction that Anti-Terrorism Squad chief Hemant Karkare and the two senior police officers with him were killed in “brush firing” by terrorists near Cama Hospital on November 26, 2008.
While the Opposition pushed for an adjournment motion to discuss Mr. Antulay’s remarks, Chief Minister Ashok Chavan said the Congress had already said it was Mr. Antulay’s personal opinion and besides it was not possible to have a discussion about a person who was not present in the House.
The leader of the Opposition, Ramdas Kadam, slammed Mr. Antulay and said he could not have a personal opinion while speaking in Parliament and he was responsible for his remarks. (Full Story)