Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur has once again disrespected former ATS’s Hemant Karkare, who was martyred in the Mumbai terror attack. Sadhvi Pragya Thakur said that true patriots do not call IPS officer Karkare of Maharashtra a patriot. BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur on Friday alleged that her teacher was harassed during interrogation by former Maharashtra Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) chief Hemant Karkare, which probed the 2008 Malegaon blasts case. Pragya is an accused in the Malegaon blast case.
Addressing a function, the MP said that in the year 2008, when she was arrested in a false case, there was an emergency like situation. She alleged that Karkare had broken the fingers of her teacher during his investigation. Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur said that this was done to fabricate a false case and to submit false evidence. She said that true patriots do not call Maharashtra IPS officer Karkare a patriot. Let us tell you that Hemant Karkare was martyred in the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack.
Earlier in the year 2019 too, Pragya had said in one of her statements that she had cursed Karkare for ill-treating her in custody, hence Karkare died. Pragya later apologized for the comment being criticized.