Kamte`s widow questions Pradhan panel report

Last Updated: Thursday, November 26, 2009 - 23:39

Mumbai: Vinita Kamte, widow of the then
Additional Police Commissioner Ashok Kamte who died fighting
terrorists during the 26/11 attacks, has questioned the report
of Ram Pradhan Committee, set up by Maharashtra Government
soon after the terror strikes in the city last year.

"It is surprising to note that the persons on whom the
Ram Pradhan Committee relied were mostly persons who were
themselves interested in covering up their lapses," Vinita
said in her book "To The Last Bullet," released here recently.

"Pursuant to a statement by State Home Minister Jayant
Patil (currently Rural Development Minister) on news channels
that the committee would look into my allegations of lapses in
the Cama hospital incident (one of the sites attacked by
terrorists), I wrote to the committee on Jan 27, 2009, stating
that I would like to appear before it," she said in the book.

Vinita claimed Ram Pradhan called and informed her
that "they were not empowered to call any members of the
public as their terms of reference were limited."

"On February 6, I wrote to Patil, requesting him to
widen the terms of reference, to enable me to appear before
the committee," she stated in the book. "Unfortunately, I
received no response," Vinita said.


First Published: Thursday, November 26, 2009 - 23:39

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