April 30, 2019 11:50 am
The BJP leader alleged that she did not have any evidence but she had heard that Congress leader and party candidate from Bhopal, Digvijaya Singh, was a friend of Karkare.
April 28, 2019 8:53 pm
In October 2008, a month before the Mumbai attacks, the Maharashtra ATS under Karkare had arrested 11 people, including Thakur, in the Malegaon case.
April 28, 2019 2:41 pm
Days after BJP Bhopal candidate Pragya Thakur’s comments about her father, JUI NAVARE talks to SMITA NAIR about coming to terms with the killing, still listening to Karkare’s conversation with the control room that night to try make sense of what happened, why she chose to stay silent, and why Mumbai isn’t the same for her.
April 24, 2019 7:05 am
Members of the civil society and political parties also gathered at the memorial with placards with messages such as ‘Lest we forget’.
April 23, 2019 7:17 am
While addressing a meeting of party workers on April 18, Sadhvi Pragya targeted late Hemant Karkare, who had arrested her for alleged role in the Malegaon blast case in 2008. She claimed that it was her curse (“tera sarvnash hoga”), which ended Karkare’s life soon afterwards.
April 22, 2019 1:45 pm
Thakur, who is the BJP’s candidate from Bhopal against Congress’ Digvijaya Singh, had said Thursday that Karkare lost his life because she had “cursed” him. Karkare was killed in the line of duty during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack and was also leading the probe into the Malegaon case, in which both Thakur and Kulkarni are among the accused.
April 21, 2019 4:16 am
EC sources indicated that Thakur could escape consequences of her statement because she has apologised for it, provided her written reply follows the same course. The notice has also been served on BJP’s Bhopal district chief for being the organiser of the event where the poll code was violated.
April 20, 2019 10:00 pm
When everybody else was more interested in sensational gossip, you could count on Karkare Uncle to keep things staid. It was that soothing presence which made him an indispensable member of our otherwise chaotic lives.
April 20, 2019 7:10 am
Former Maharashtra DGP, Anami Roy, under whom the Karkare-led ATS charged Thakur in the 2008 Malegaon blasts case, said he was “appalled by the unethical and immoral statement”.
April 20, 2019 5:30 am
Madhya Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer V L Kantha Rao told The Indian Express that their media monitoring cell has taken cognizance of her remarks and that the matter will be referred to the Election Commission.