Nov 26, 2008

Anti Terrorism Chief Killed in Mumbai Attack

Anti-Terrorism Squad chief Hemant Karkare, who was probing the Malegaon blast case, and another senior IPS officer were among three officials killed tonight in separate encounters with terrorists who struck at various places across the city. 54-year-old Karkare was killed when he was leading an operation at Cama Hospital against terrorists. 

The 1982 batch IPS officer had returned to his state cadre after serving for seven years in Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) at Austria. Another IPS officer Ashok Marutirao Kamte, a 1989 batch IPS officer, was killed while fighting terrorists at Cama Hospital in the city along with encounter specialist Vijay Salaskar.

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