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Karkare`s jeep gathering dust at Transport wing`s garage

Last Updated: Thursday, November 25, 2010 - 18:38

Mumbai: The jeep in which six policemen,
including the then ATS chief Hemant Karkare were killed during the 26/11 terror attack is tipped to undergo repairs after gathering dust at a garage here for two years now.

"We have recently obtained necessary orders and the
repair work of the vehicle will be started soon. It would be
taken up on a priority basis," Assistant Police Commissioner
(Motor Transport division) Prakash Achrekar said.

The bullet-ridden Qualis jeep (MHO1-BA-569) has been
moved to the MT Department in June after obtaining permission
from the special court, which had heard the 26/11 case.

The broken glass and bullet marks on the windshield and
the body are still visible on the jeep.
The vehicle with punctured tyres was parked outside Crime
Branch office till June inside the Police Headquarters at
Crawford market before it was moved for repairs to the MT

Sources in the Department said the MT garage is busy
repairing other police vehicles which need urgent attention.
Rs two lakh budget for the repairs of the ill-fated jeep has
been sanctioned.
"There is a shortage of labour. Our hands are full as of
now. During the rainy season, there were a number of vehicles
waiting for some or other repairs. Hence, the Qualis jeep has
not been touched yet," the sources added.

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, November 25, 2010 - 18:38
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