November 29, 2008 4:31:02 pm
The family of slain Maharashtra ATS chief Hemant Karkare has declined Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s offer of monetary help, sources said on Saturday.
Modi on Friday visited the residences of Karkare and encounter specialist Vijay Salaskar, who were killed while fighting militants on Wednesday night.
Modi also announced that his government would give Rs 1 crore to Maharashtra for the families of policemen killed in the attacks.
Karkare’s widow and other family members have declined Modi’s offer, the sources said.
14 Maharashtra police personnel, including two IPS officers, sacrificed their lives while fighting terrorists.
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