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How Karkare, Kamte and Salaskar were killed
November 29, 2008 18:02 IST
A constable, who was in the hijacked Mumbai police vehicle, survived the Wednesday night mayhem to recount the horror of how Anti-Terrorism Squad chief Hemant Karkare [Images] and two other top officers of Mumbai police were gunned down inside the Toyota Qualis by a terrorist duo fleeing from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus [Images].
Injured Constable Arun Jadhav was in the vehicle whose tyre burst when the desperadoes had commandeered it in their attempt to flee from police chase.
Karkare, encounter specialist Vijay Salaskar and Additional Commissioner of Police Ashok Kamte, who were all travelling in the same vehicle, were shot dead along with three constables by the terrorists.
They fired three rounds at journalists and police vans standing at Metro junction and then sped away towards Vidhan Bhawan in south Mumbai, where again they fired some rounds.
"The terrorists then started driving from Vidhan Bhawan when the car's tyre burst. They then got off the car and ran towards another vehicle," he said.
Jadhav then got in touch with the police control and informed them about the death of Karkare, Kamte, Salaskar and the three constables.
"Additional Commissioner of Police (ATS) Parambir Singh and other police officers then rushed to the spot and took the bodies to St George hospital," Jadhav said.
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