Vinita Kamte seeks fresh probe into discrepancies in call logs

Sunday, 15 December 2013 - 11:27am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA

Vinita Kamte, wife of IPS officer Ashok Kamte who was killed in the 26/11 attacks, has asked the state information commission to initiate a fresh inquiry into the discrepancies in crucial call records provided to her. In a submission made in November, she has also requested that the inquiry report of the additional chief secretary (home) be discarded.

The call records were of wireless conversations between the police control room and Ashok Kamte’s van on the day of his death.

On April 18, 2013, state chief information chief Ratnakar Gaiwkad had ordered an inquiry at the level of additional chief secretary (home) when Vinita complained about receiving two sets of call records with discrepancies.

Amitabh Rajan, additional chief secretary (home) had submitted his inquiry report on October 3, 2013. In this report, Rajan had said the discrepancies existed only in the call logs given to Kamte, but not in the “original contents” of the call records. The discrepancies, he added, were caused due to the changes that were made on a copy of the original transcript. The copy with the changes was then handed over to Vinita.

Rajan had blamed a police inspector for not verifying the contents of the original documents and those given to her and added that the inspector did not give her the certified copy of the original documents.

However, in her submission, Vinita alleged that the additional chief secretary had not conducted a proper inquiry into the matter.

Rajan on Thursday said, “I gave my report to the commission long ago. How can I discuss the report? Let the information commission adjudicate and decide on it.”

When contacted, Gaikwad said, “We will await comments from the additional chief secretary (home) before the matter is heard.”

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