13 years in the past, India witnessed its worst terror assaults. 26/11 continues to be recent in public reminiscence. Images and visuals from Taj and Oberoi Hotels, the CST terminal, Cama Hospital, Nariman House and different places the place terrorists slaughtered harmless individuals are nonetheless vivid in our nation’s reminiscence. It is apt for us to debate a reasonably untouched topic of 26/11 on the thirteenth anniversary of the assaults. Hemant Karkare, Ashok Kamte and Vijay Salaskar – three of Mumbai’s most necessary cops had been allegedly gunned down by terrorists as they occurred to fulfill up and rush to Cama hospital, to tackle well-armed and skilled terrorists. At least that’s what we’re informed to imagine. But ought to we? Are we positive that there was foul play concerned within the deaths of those three policemen? Of specific concern is the dying of Hemant Karkare. A day earlier than 26/11, Hemant Karkare was stressed. He was nervous, nearly in anticipation of a mishappening. Rohini Salian, former particular public prosecutor within the 2008 Malegaon blast case met Karkare a day earlier than the assaults. Salian stated, “He was under unseen pressure. I told him he was a good Hindu and should do his job as his dharma. I told him she (Sadhvi) was doing her dharma and he should do his.” According to Hemant Karkare’s spouse, Hemant Karkare was contemplating quitting his job as chief of the Maharashtra police Anti-Terrorism Squad and becoming a member of some multinational agency to experiment with new concepts. Kavita Karkare, his spouse, stated, “But his dream remained unfulfilled.” Why would a person who was having the time of his life serving political pursuits as a policeman need to stop his job?In 2018, the Supreme Court dismissed the plea of a former senior police officer of Maharashtra alleging a conspiracy within the dying of former state Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) chief Hemant Karkare within the 26/11 Mumbai terror assaults. The prime court docket stated it can’t reopen the case as terrorist Ajmal Kasab’s conviction was upheld and the dying sentence has been executed. The plea, by former Maharashtra IG S M Mushriff, alleged that Karkare was a sufferer of some conspiracy by “some other persons”.What Does This Suggest?Hemant Karkare was no extraordinary police officer. He was, by far, India’s most favoured policeman on the time. He was a favorite of the then UPA authorities. For all high-voltage political instances, and ones that served the aim of the Congress authorities, Karkare was the person who was roped in. In 2008, the main target earlier than the 26/11 assaults was on the Malegaon bomb blast, by which the Congress tried to spin a false narrative of Hindu terror engulfing India. Here too, Karkare was the person doing Congress’ soiled job, as he arrested Pragya Thakur, Lt Col Shrikant Prasad Purohit, Shankaracharya Swami Dayanand Pandey and a few Abhinav Bharat members for allegedly conspiring and planting an RDX bomb and executing the blast that killed six.Read extra: ‘Neutral Media’s sudden recollection of Hemant KarkareHemant Karkare was accused of arresting people with out proof and torturing them in custody in probably the most horrifying of how. It have to be remembered that 26/11 got here at a time when the Congress occasion was making an attempt to prepare dinner a malicious and false narrative of ‘Hindutva terror’. The Pakistani terrorists who attacked Mumbai had been carrying kalawas – the sacred threads worn by Hindus, on their wrists. Why had been they carrying these threads? Was the then Indian authorities conspiring with Pakistan to invent Hindu terror, or did Pakistan take a cue from the UPA’s ebook of inventing Hindutva terror in India, and resolve to behave independently?In both case, when it got here to ‘Hindu terror’ – Hemant Karkare knew all the things. He was an asset for the Congress occasion, but when he selected to show in opposition to them, the person would grow to be one in all UPA’s greatest liabilities which might deliver the then authorities to its knees. Is it subsequently doable that terrorists didn’t gun down Hemant Karkare, and he was taken down by his folks? Hemant Karkare appears to have became a spent drive for Congress. Being a person who knew precisely what Congress was as much as, his dying would have come as a sigh of reduction for folks within the prime echelons of presidency again then.