Hemant Kakre killed in Mumbai Attacks

November 27th, 2008 - 2:41 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Vijay Salaskar - encounter specialistATS Hemant Kakre, 54, was hit by three bullets in his chest and other two two cops died on duty. He was gunned down when he was leading an operation at Hotel Taj against the terrorist who had taken 15 people as the hostages including the seven foreigners. Vijay Salaskar,the encounter specialist, was killed while fighting terrorists in the 26 November 2008 Mumbai attacks. While Ashok Kamte was the additional commissioner of Mumbai Police, killed while fighting the terrorists.

The IPS officer of the 1982 batch, Hemant Kharke had served in RAW for nice years and was made the ATS chief in January this year, solving the serial bomb blasts in Thane, Vashi and Panvel. September 29 blast in Malegaon credit goes to him. The Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad’s chief Hemant Karkare was a man known for his discipline and fair investigation.

The officer of 1983 batch, Vijay Salaskar, had till recently killed around 75 dreaded criminals in police encounters. After being out of the spotlight for quite sometime, the encounter specialist was given the plum posting of heading the anti-extortion wing of the crime branch.

Ashok Kamte was the DCP, Zone 1, in Mumbai and was also the key officer in state police. He had also served as the commissioner of Solapur and was always known to be in the thick of action.

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