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Who Killed Karkare? best-seller at Malegaon book fair

Malegaon: Karkare ke Qatil Kaun?’ and Mohammad Iqbal’s biography Zinda Rood were among the best-selling books at the 14th All India Urdu Book Fair organised by the National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL) in Malegaon.

Kausar Usman of Pharos Media (L) and Faizee A Muqtadir of Awaz Multimedia & Publications with ‘Who killed Karkare’ and its Urdu version. Faizee A Muqtadir, an MBA, is coordinating with the NCPUL for analysing the daily sales record at the ten-day Urdu book fair.

Karkare ke Qatil Kaun? is the Urdu translation of Who Killed Karkare? written by the former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Maharashtra SM Mushrif, who incidentally was also posted as Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) in Malegaon in 1983.

“We have sold more than 475 copies of Karkare ke Qatil kaun and Who Killed Karkare?, the book’s English version”, said Kauser Usman of Pharos Media, New Delhi, the publisher of the book. He said first 200 copies of the book, priced at Rs. 200 were sold within two days and they had to ask for new stock. “Even the new stock was sold out within a few days and at this moment we don’t have a single copy with us”, he added. In his book, SM Mushrif, who has over three decades of diligent policing behind him and whose feats include exposing the Telgi scam, has made an elaborate case meticulously researching nearly a dozen blasts including the 2006 and 2008 Malegaon blasts, and found them the handiwork of Hindutva terror gangs of different stripes. (Excerpted from a report in ummid.com)

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-31 January 2014 on page no. 13

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