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Sumitra Mahajan: Hemant Karkare martyr but his role as ATS chief not above board

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.

Karkare’s daughter breaks silence: 'Don’t want to dignify her (Pragya’s) remark ... my father taught us terror has no religion'

In October 2008, a month before the Mumbai attacks, the Maharashtra ATS under Karkare had arrested 11 people, including Thakur, in the Malegaon case.


‘He taught us terror has no religion... the ideology has to be defeated... I just want all to remember that’

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.

Mumbai residents pay respect to Hemant Karkare, condemn ‘distasteful’ remarks by Sadhvi Pragya Thakur

Members of the civil society and political parties also gathered at the memorial with placards with messages such as ‘Lest we forget’.

Hemant Karkare does not need a certificate from Sadhvi who cursed him

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.

Sadhvi Pragya’s remark on Hemant Karkare was a mistake, says Malegaon blast co-accused

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.


EC notice to Sadhvi Pragya for Code violation over Hemant Karkare remark

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.

When it comes to Karkare Uncle, the political is personal

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.

Explained: Sadhvi Pragya Thakur’s connection to Hemant Karkare

Pragya Singh Thakur was the first arrest in the Malegaon 2008 blast case on October 23, 2008, within a month of the blast after ATS investigation led by Hemant Karkare.

Sadhvi Pragya's remarks on Hemant Karkare: Immoral, says ex-DGP; Modi had visited cop’s home

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”.