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Hemant Karkare

About Hemant Karkare

Hemant Karkare is the former Chief of India's Anti Terrorist Squad.

Professional Biography

Kavita Karkare is his wife.

Hemant Karkare worked in the ATS activities in the Malegaon blast investigations.


Karkare died in a fierce gun battle on November 27, 2008 at the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel, Mumbai during the November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. Despite being the Chief (considered to be a high position), he stood in the front row in the operation along with his team. He is shot three times in the chest however it was not established as to who killed him.

In December 09, the Mumbai Police at JJ Marg police station has filed a case, to find the missing bulletproof jacket of Karkare. However, few days later, a sweeper at Mumbais JJ Hospital has accepted that he had disposed the bulletproof jacket of Karkare on November 27, 2008. In December 09, Kavita Karkare said she cannot accept a JJ Hospital sweepers claim that he disposed off the bulletproof jacket.

Hemant Karkare in News

Congress hails Supreme Court for slamming RSS chief's remark on Karkare
Congress party has hailed the Supreme Court for slamming Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Mohan Bhagwat's claims that slain chief of Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) Hemant Karkare was 'under pressure' to catch and indict right-wing activists in the Malegaon blast case.

India remembers 26/11 martyrs on third anniversary of terror strike
Rich tributes were paid to 26/11 martyrs on the third anniversary of the Mumbai terror attacks by Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and a host of other leaders on Saturday.

Why not a U-turn for policing, Mr PM and Mr PC?
Jehadi terrorist groups are actively and incessantly bleeding India to destabilize it by shattering the country's economy and shaking the morale of its people.

Digvijay Singh seeks apology from media, critics after producing Karkare phone call records
Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Tuesday demanded an apology from certain sections of the media and his right-wing critics after urnishing all proofs of his conversation with former ATS chief Hemant Karkare hours before he was shot dead by Pakistani terrorists in November 2008.

Digvijay Singh lashes out at RSS
Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh lashed out at the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), saying that its leaders are involved in various conspiracies.

Congress draft political resolution targets RSS link to Hindu terror groups
The draft political resolution issued by the All India Congress Committee (AICC) at its 83rd plenary on Sunday specifically targeted the links between the rightwing Rashtriya Swayam Sewak Sangh (RSS) and terror groups.

RSS similar to Hitler's Nazi troops: Digvijay Singh
Congress General Secretary, Digvijay Singh said on Sunday compared the right-wing Rashtriya Swayam Sewak Sangh (RSS) to German dictator Adolf Hitler's Nazi troops.

No need for me to lie on Karkare remarks: Digvijay Singh
Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Tuesday continued to insist on his remarks that he did speak to slain Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) chief Hemant Karkare, who was gunned down by militants in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

BJP, Shiv Sena slam Digvijay Singh over controversial remarks on Karkare
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its ally Shiv Sena have criticized Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh over his controversial remarks on the slain Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) chief Hemant Karkare, who was gunned down by militants in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

Embarrassed Congress distances itself from Digvijay Singh's remarks on Karkare
An embarrassed Congress has chosen to distance itself from party general secretary Digvijay Singh's controversial comments that he had a conversation with former Mumbai Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) chief Hemant Karkare shortly before he was killed by terrorists on 26/11.

ATS chief Hemant Karkare disclosed his life was under threat, claims Digvijay Singh
Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh has said that Maharashtra ATS chief Hemant Karkare, who was gunned down by militants in the 26/11 attack, called him just hours before attack and said that his life was "blighted by constant threats" from those opposed to his probe into the Malegaon blast.

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