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Demanding NIA to Reinvestigate 26/11 Mumbai Attack & Wrongful Death of ATS Chief Karkare

Jyoti Ghag for BeyondHeadlines   

As a daughter of Indian Army, Maharashtra Police Department and victim of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack and a Human & Constitutional Rights Activist, I will meet Mrs. Nirupama Rao, Ambassador of India to the US, next week.

On behalf of Kaliya and Hemraj family, and many other victims of the Mumbai terror attack, I demand Prime Minister Office (PMO) to order NIA to re-investigate the 26/11 Mumbai Attack and investigate wrongful death of Karkare, Kamte and Salaskar urgently with utmost importance.

The killers of these police officers should be brought to justice as soon as possible. The PMO should involve the UN in approaching International Court of Justice with Capt. Saurabh Kalia and Naik Hemraj case. In addition, the PMO must order for the compensation for Hemraj and Saurabh’s family for court’s expense and for putting them through physical and emotional agony.

Demanding NIA to Reinvestigate 26/11 Mumbai Attack & WrongfuDeath of ATS Chief Karkare

After Kargil war and especially after 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, the patriotic songs don’t just make me emotional, but also disturbs me when I watch the corrupt politicians, Intelligence Bureau (IB) officials and police. They seem more interested in playing ugly internal politics and are busy in robbing the country at state level then getting united as one nation to work towards combating terror, securing our borders, making country safe and protecting life and liberty of the citizens.

It hurts that patriotism, human life and humanity have zero value in India. The 26/11 Mumbai terror attack is another example of irresponsible actions of our IB. On 18th November, eight days prior to the actual attack, the US Intelligence agency gave very detail information to RAW which was forwarded to IB the next day on 19th. Looks like IB decided to sit on the information because the terrorist caught Western Naval Command and Maharashtra Government, Anti-Terror Squad off guard.

I read the news in India Today, “The Sorry State of India’s Intelligence: Lack of Logistics, Infrastructure & Gove’s will clip NIA’s wing to fight terror”, published on 30th March 2013. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) was formed after the Mumbai attacks in November 2008, specifically to probe and tackle terror-related cases in the country. But the two major terror attacks in Maharashtra post 26/11 – Pune and Mumbai – were not handed over to the NIA.

Ironically both the investigations were led by the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) Chief Mr. Rakesh Maria, the IPS officer who is responsible for wrongful death of honest, brave heart Mumbai Police officers Mr. Hemant Karkare, Mr. Ashok Kamte and Mr. Vijay Salaskar. Don’t you think that’s suspicious? How could Mumbai Crime Branch and ATS investigation officers complete the said investigation when important evidence, for instance, the Bullet proof jacket which Mr Karkare was wearing is still missing? How convenient for state government to misplace the regarding file from Mantralaya?

Maharashtra Government has failed to clear the suspicion surrounding Maria Saheb’s involvement in Karkare, Kamte and Salaskar’s wrongful death, and instead awarded him with certificates of merit. IPS officers namely Mr. Rakesh Maria, Mr. D. Shivanandan, Mr. K.P. Raghuvanshi, Mrs. Chandra Iyenger are pets of Home Minister Mr. R.R. Patil. These officers including the minister have been protecting my father’s murderers, and my brothers and my abusers.

Mr. Shivanandan and Mr. Maria further manipulated ambassador official Mr. Sanjay Sinha to falsely involved US Homeland Security Department against me under terrorist charge. These IPS officers and couple of CBI officers have put my life and liberty in further danger in India and in the US as well by refusing to act on investigation orders which were issued for them by Bombay High Court Judicature, PMO and Internal Affairs ministry between January 2010 and January 2012.

I hope the Indian Government meet our demand as soon as possible, as it is overdue, otherwise I will protest in front of Indian External Affairs Ministry’s Washington DC office next week till PMO help us meet our demands. This time, we don’t want assurance on paper but want related government officials to get in action to fulfill our demands. Thanking all the viewers and our supporters for your time.

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