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IPS association slams Pragya Thakur over comments on Hemant Karkare

New Delhi | The Indian Police Service (IPS) association today slammed Malegaon Blast accused and BJP candidate from Bhopal Sadhvi Pragya Thakur over her comment on late Hemant Karkare.

Condemning the statement made by Sadhvi Pragya, the IPS association wrote on Twitter,” Ashok Chakra awardee late Sri Hemant Karkare, IPS made the supreme sacrifice fighting terrorists. Those of us in uniform condemn the insulting statement made by a candidate and demand that sacrifices of all our martyrs be respected.”

Malegaon Blast accused and BJP candidate from Bhopal, Sadhvi Pragya Thakur today in a shocking statement said that former Mumbai Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) chief Hemant Karkare died due to her curse.

Addressing media in Bhopal, Thakur said  “Hemant Karkare falsely implicated me in Malegaon blasts and treated me very badly. I told him your entire dynasty will be erased. He died of his karma.”

Hemant Karkare arrested Pragya Thakur in 2008 after he tracked down the motorcycle used in the blast belonged to Sadhvi. The NIA in 2015 gave a clean chit to Thakur however the trial court refused to let her go as the court said that it was hard to believe her innocence as her Motorcycle was used in the blast.

Pragya Thakur is a key accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case where 6 people were killed and more than 100 were injured has been charged for being a part of a terror act under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). She is out on bail but has not been discharged by the NIA COURT hearing the case.

The Bhartiya Janata Party has given the ticket to Pragya Thakur to contest from the Bhopal constituency against veteran Congress leader Digvijaya Singh.


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