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I am proud of my husband’s sacrifice: Kavita Karkare

Kavita Karkare,wife of Maharashtra ATS chief Hemant Karkare who was killed fighting the Mumbai terrorists,said she was proud of his sacrifice.

Breaking her silence over the Mumbai attacks,Kavita Karkare,wife of Maharashtra ATS chief Hemant Karkare who was killed fighting the terrorists,on Monday said she was proud of her husband’s sacrifice.

“I feel proud of my husband’s sacrifice but we have paid hard price for it. It is very painful because I am 50 plus and at this age I really needed my husband,” she said.

Kavita,whose two daughters are abroad and her 17-year-old son is pursuing studies “quite independently”,told NDTV that she regretted the decision of her husband to join the Anti-Terrorism Squad.

“I strongly regret that. When he took up the ATS job,I knew from his nature and uprightness that he will go in front and fight. It is a very risky job. That time,I used to tell him to apply for a UN job,” she said.

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Kavita said she was initially angry after the Mumbai terror attacks,”but now I think I am overcoming the anger. Because this anger and violence will not help to solve the problem. We should come together and do something constructive”.

She said the ATS should have good weapons and good coordination to tackle such kind of terror attacks.

First published on: 05-01-2009 at 02:46:37 pm
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