The claims made in To The Last Bullet, by Vinita Kamte — wife of slain additional commissioner of police Ashok Kamte — contradict the details submitted by the Mumbai police in the 26/11 chargesheet.
Several details mentioned in the book are missing from the chargesheet, which was filed three months after the attacks. Some of the discrepancies emerging from a comparison of the book and chargesheet are:
The book relies heavily on call logs of the Mumbai police control room to draw conclusions and raise questions about what may have transpired outside Cama Hospital on November 26, 2008.
The call logs are not part of the chargesheet.
Police vehicle visits Cama hospital
According to the call logs published in the book, a vehicle belonging to D B Marg police passed through the Rang Bhavan Lane at 12.13 am on November 27, minutes after Kamte, ATS chief Hemant Karkare and Senior Police Inspector Vijay Salaskar had been shot by Ajmal Kasab and Abu Ismail. The policemen traveling in the vehicle failed to notice the three injured officers, the book claims.
The chargesheet does not mention this.
The book claims that Kasab and Ismail after seriously injuring the three police officers dragged their bodies out of their vehicle, a Qualis, and drove away in the vehicle. It also claims that while escaping, Kasab and Ismail took away Kamte’s AK-47, with which the officer had pumped two bullets into Kasab.
The chargesheet does not mention that Kasab took away Kamte’s weapon.
Sub-inspector Bapurao Dhurgude’s death
The book claims that Sub-Inspector Bapurao Dhurgude was killed at the Rang Bhavan Lane-Mahapalika Marg junction when he challenged Kasab and Ismail. The chargesheet says he was killed when he was ‘regulating the movement of public’ at the spot.