High Level Probe Demanded Into The Deaths Of Karkare, Kamte
By Awami Bharat
It is rather bewildering to see that despite the fact that both the government and certain sections of the corporate media are trying to supress the public outcry over the deaths of the three valiant ATS officers, the government is refusing to institute an inquiry commission to put all doubts to rest. The point is if it is also obvious as we are given to believe then why is the government runnning scared. That itself is raising doubts and creating more room for suspicion.
We also support the demand made by Shri A. R. Antulay and are thankful to him for having brought this issue to the centre stage of the national debate. The genie is out now. The only answer is that a probe be ordered. The remarks by A. R. Antulay have stirred the latent doubts amongst all communities and the popular perception far differs from what the media would have us believe.
As part of the "People's Investigation" which we will thus have to undertake, some of questions are as follows:
1) The police version still states that Shri Karkare died of Ak-47 bullets. Our investigation shows that he was killed by 9mm bullets fired from a revolver that hit him in the neck. We demand that the Post Mortem report relating to all those killed be made public.
2) We demand that the phone records be made public as that will finally prove as to who was / were the individuals who sent the three officers to the Cama Hospital. It will reveal the names of the policemen and politicians involved and reveal their locations as well at the time of the calls.
3) Shri Karkare was known to be a meticulous officer and it is beyond us as to why he went unprepared to engage the terrorists.
4) At the time of the shooting at the Cama Hospital, why were not the policemen at the Azad Maidan Police station, barely 100 metres away, not called into action and the terrorists surrounded in Cama Hospital itself ?
5) Why the various conflicting reports in the media even regarding the time and place of their killings for the first few days? Why did not the police provide a clear picture of the events as they are trying to do so now.
The reason as to why the people do not trust the official police version as well as that of the establishment within the media is that the these sections had mislead and misinformed the people on the terror attacks at Malegaon, Jalna, Parbhani, Beed, Nanded, Kanpur, Ajmer and Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad, Samjhauta Express, to state a few. The investigations by the ATS squad revealed that these terror attacks were being perpetrated by the terror cells of the Abhinav Bharat led by Purohit and Sadhvi Pragnya. The roots of these cells also ran into the Bajrang Dal, ABVP and into the Bhonsla Military school.
Moreover the media had been reporting verbatim the police version without any independent investigation, barring a few journalists and newspapers.
This irresponsible and uncritical reporting has caused untold damage to the fabric of the nation and has contributed to demonising a section of our society. Therefore it is very difficult to trust the government, the police and the media and all of them need to introspect if they will have to win back the faith of the masses. Thus a number of Muslim youth were wrongly arrested, tortured, maimed and labelled for life as terrorists for life the above blasts that were being traced to the Sangh Parivar. Those arrested were let of by the courts and thus the conviction rate is a dismal 1 - 2 % for all the brouhaha around us.
Thus the track record of the above sections that are coalescing together leaves much to be desired.
Who is answerable and accountable for individuals and families that have been destroyed. The judiciary needs to set a policy of checks and balances that will control a marauding police force with a increasing communal outlook that will compensate all those who are victims of false accusations and victimisation.
Also the point is that why are people refusing to believe that the deaths of the ATS officers are above board ??
The conditions prior to the terror attack were ranged against trhe BJP and the Sangh Parivar. This FACT none can challenge or discount. An entire infrastructure of terror was being slowly but surely unearthed much to the chagrin & dismay of the Hindutva Right. Leaders and newspapers of this section were clearly threatening Shri Karkare and this is no secret. Thus one direct impact of the deaths of the ATS officers will be that the investigation will be buried and the Sadhvi Pragnya's and the Purohit's be let of. And the terror network will remain intact to spread more terror.
Thus as the biggest gainer in this entire sordid terror episode is undoubtedly those political and social organizations that stood to be exposed and their nefarious terror gambit be laid bare. THUS THE SUSPICION AMONGST THE MASSES OF THE PEOPLE !!
We also demand that Ratan Tata apologise to the courageous members of the police and the armed forces who he says were inept at countering the terrorists.
The fact is that the terrorists had weapons and ammunition to last them for 60 hours. All of that was not broght in merely in a rubber dingy. Undoubtedly a vast number of weapons had been stocked in both the Taj and the Oberoi prior to the arrival of the terrorists. This factor is crucial to the investigation as this could not have happened without inner complicity. Also even though R. Tata had recieved adequate warnings he refused to comply with the security requirements "so as not to inconvenience the guests" This apathy led to the deaths of hundreds.
Moreover R. Tata has stated that he will be approaching "external agencies" (read MOSSAD) for his internal security. The privatization of security, defence & armaments will undermine our national security. Ratan Tata has tied up with Israeli & US aerospace and arms production companies.
This is part of the press statment sent out by Awami Bharat on the press conference held MARATHI PATRAKAR SANGH, CST, MUMBAI. You can read the full statement here
SAYEED KHAN, VARSHA V V, AMOL MADAME, JAGDISH NAGARKAR, SHRIDHAR SHIRSAGAR, ARIF KAPADIA, CHETNA BIRJE, RESHMA JAGTAP, JYOTI BEDEKAR, AFAQ AZAD, WINNIE THOMAS, TITO EAPEN, AVINASH KAMBLE, MUNAWWAR KHAN, HARSHAWARDHAN VARTAK, GHAZALA AZAD, IRFAN MULLA, INAYAT GAURAV KARIYA, HUSSAIN & ANIL