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‘Maria hid time of Kamte’s death’

mumbai Updated: Nov 30, 2009 00:34 IST

Top Mumbai cop Rakesh Maria not only hid facts about location of Additional Commissioner Ashok Kamte during the 26/11 terror strikes but also concealed the timing of his death from the family, the deceased officer's wife alleges in a book.

In her book, To the last bullet, Vinita Kamte writes about her first meeting with Maria at his residence following "a lot of pressure" from then Mumbai Police Commissioner Hasan Gafoor to meet her during which the official conveyed to her that the incident leading to death of her husband took place at 11:50 p.m. on November 26, 2008.

However, when she confronted him with the fact that the last call on Kamte's mobile was at 11.58 PM, “Maria kept a straight face,” she writes in her book.

She claims that Maria changed his version thrice on the question as to who had shot Ajmal Kasab, the lone terrorist taken alive during the strike, till he admitted that it was Ashok Kamte who had shot him in the hand.

Maria couldn’t be reached for comments.