Nagpur: To tell a truth in front
of a tyrant ruler is the biggest crusade in the sight of Lord. And
perhaps, this saying sounds so true to Mr. S M Mushrif (retired IPS
officer & former IGP Maharashtra) when he wrote his book ‘Who killed
Karkare?’ published a couple of months back.
Ironically, despite all the truth he has managed to jot down in his
daring work, he couldn’t get the kind of coverage or response in the
The sort of debate or discussion it should spark off in the market
sounds missing though, the reasons are obvious, which he himself
disclosed in his recent visit to Nagpur on 2nd and 3rd January 2010
in a conference organised by Bahujan Sangarsh Samiti Nagpur Chapter.
He said that 20-25 different journalists from the various big and
small media houses – both the print and electronic – which
interviewed him on 28th October 2009 at his Pune residence, but
nothing really appeared the following day, except in small time
newspapers of the city. His work was totally kept under the carpet;
nobody really cared to debate or discuss it in public domain, thanks
to the kind of pressure the Saffron brigade has created on the media
industry. So one can imagine the fear in which they dwell these
days. To this point Mushrif added a humor saying, “the saffron
elements happen to be the real terrorist, but with my book they
seems to be terrorized, so in this way I now call myself a more
bigger terrorist than them”.
The most interesting speech in the two-day program of Bahujan
Sangarsh Samiti, was in the symposium on ‘Hindu Nation and Bahujan
Society’ (Bahujan Society is referred to the non-Brahmin
communities, including Muslims, Christians, Sikh, Dalits, OBC’s
In his speech, Mr Mushrif said that the real trouble before the
anti-national elements (saffron groups) were the true nationalist
people like Karkare, Salaskar, Kamte etc, who managed to find the
real culprit behind the series of bomb blasts executed in various
places including, Malegaon, Nanded and Parbhani etc. The two laptops
recovered by Karkare after Sadhvi Pragya’s arrest disclosed, how the
Hindu terror network was responsible for the series of bomb blasts
carried out, making Muslim innocent youths responsible for the same.
The laptop recovered had ample of information about how the Hindu
terror group materialized this anti-national activities using people
and groups of different expertise and resource. These groups of men
included some high profile industrialists, politicians, media
professionals, historians, academicians and so on. This new nexus
coming into light was well exposed by our real hero, the ATS Chief,
Hemant Karkare. This man made a promise to himself that he will
leave no stone unturned to let the world know the truth. However,
before he could do this, he was knocked out of this mortal world in
a very mysterious fashion during the 26/11 Mumbai attack.
According to Mushrif, the elimination of Karkare was nothing but an
innovative way of getting rid of a person who was likely to expose
the anti-national elements which is nothing but the saffron brigade.
This innovative way is – certainly killing people like Karkare under
the shadow of some operation like 26/11, so it was a good team work
between the so called Lashkar men and the saffron elements.
According to Mushrif, the IB was well informed about the LeT men
hatching a plan to attack the Taj, they had been knowing this fact
since 18th November 2008, but unfortunately, they never passed on
this information to the Navy or to the Mumbai police, rather they
preferred to give it to the coast guard which has nothing to do with
the internal security. So it was nothing but efforts done too little
too late, failing thus to avert this attack. The IB despite being
informed about the movement of the boat carrying the men with lethal
weapons remained tongue tied. Earlier the IB was provided with 35
different suspicious cell no’s by the RAW, the same numbers used
during those 72 hours of terror in Mumbai, including many ISD calls
and only one call made in Mumbai, just before the death of Karkare.
In this way Hemant Karkare was killed by the men as per the
directions of the saffron elements, while the message went to the
masses was, ‘LeT men killed him’.
According to Mushrif, he had found 11 stark contrasting elements in
two operations. The Taj-Oberoy-Trident was completely different from
the one at Cama and Rangbhavan lanes. How can same people be at two
different places at the same time? Also, he came across so many
loopholes, in the 26/11 investigation. Sr. IAS officer Rangari told
Times of India, Mumbai edition that during the attack at CST, out of
35 CCTV cameras, 16 were shut down at that particular day for no
valid reason. The SIM recovered at CST station of the terrorist
belonged to a person based at Satara (a city in Maharashtra), the
police investigation was intervened in the midst of the due process,
and this owner of the SIM was never brought to books. The lady
beside the coastal area identified these men who came from boat, and
was the eyewitness to the massacre perpetrated at Taj in the broad
daylight, but was soon forced to leave for US.
The interesting remark made by Mr. Mushrif at the end of his speech
was, that the IB in India is worst than any RSS Shakha, and that if
these men who happen to be custodians of our security and who remain
hand in glove with the enemies of our society, then its time to
stand up for a new revolution.
(The writer is a freelancer and media activist based in Nagpur.
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