Home Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday admitted that it was shoddy of Mumbai Police to have misplaced the bulletproof vest of Anti-Terror Squad chief Hemant Karkare, who died fighting terrorists during the 26/11 attacks, and added that he was sorry for the lapse.
Chidambaram made these comments during an interview to NDTV channel Wednesday.
Karkare was killed on the night of 26/11 near Cama Hospital along with Additional Police Commissioner Ashok Kamte and encounter specialist Vijay Salaskar.
Karkare's widow Kavita says she has filed an application under the Right to Information Act to locate the jacket but was told there was no sign of it.
There have been allegations that the bulletproof vest that Karkare was wearing when he was shot was defective.