Day One: Kamte’s book sold out
To The Last Bullet, Vinita Kamte’s controversial book about her husband Ashok Kamte’s death on 26/11, has been flying off the shelves since it hit bookstores on Thursday.mumbai Updated: Nov 27, 2009 00:27 IST
To The Last Bullet, Vinita Kamte’s controversial book about her husband Ashok Kamte’s death on 26/11, has been flying off the shelves since it hit bookstores on Thursday.
Grabbing headlines soon after its official release on November 24, the book is an account of Kamte’s struggle, using the Right To Information Act, to uncover the truth behind the deaths of the three senior police officers — Ashok Kamte, Hemant Karkare and Vijay Salaskar — who were gunned down by terrorists outside Cama Hospital last November.
Published by Ameya Prakashan and priced at Rs 300, the book received a good response from readers.
With a 20 per cent discount, the Strand Book Stall at Churchgate received 100 copies on Thursday morning and sold out by afternoon.
“This was expected as the book has got a lot of media coverage. We are getting another 200 copies this evening,” said P.N. Shenvi, the manager of the bookstore.
Though the book will be available at the city’s Crossword chain only from Friday morning, the store has already received numerous enquiries from across India.
“We had ordered for 200 copies in the morning, but increased it to 500 copies by evening,” said Crossword spokesperson Kinjal Shah.
To The Last Bullet alleges, among other things, that the police control room, manned by Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Rakesh Maria on the night of the terror attacks, ignored repeated calls for help by the three officers.