This Article is From Dec 11, 2010

Digvijaya's statement will benefit Pakistan: Kavita Karkare

Mumbai: After Congress leader Digvijaya Singh claimed that Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) chief Hemant Karkare chief, who was killed on 26/11, had told him about threats to his life from anonymous callers because he had held Hindu right-wing activists like Pragya Singh Thakur for the Malegaon blast, Hemant Karkare's wife, Kavita Karkare, has reacted very strongly.

The slain top cop's wife has said the death of Hemant Karkare should not be connected to the threats he received from Hindu organisations.

She also says this statement will mislead people and will benefit Pakistan.

"I want the world to know that Pakistan is behind the attack and not anyone else," she said.

Kavita also added that Digvijaya is saying this with some political motivation and it is for the vote bank politics.

Digvijaya had said Karkare also told him that some BJP leaders like Rajnath Singh were questioning his integrity and commitment.

"People were commenting on Hemant Karkare's integrity and commitment. BJP leaders including Rajnath Singh and other big names raised questions on his honesty, integrity and commitment. He was depressed due to this. He had told me this when I had called him at that point. He also said that he was receiving threatening phone calls but did not know who were making those calls," said Digvijaya.

The BJP has also strongly condemned this statement from Digvijaya. BJP Spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said, "Digvijaya Singh has hinted that Hemant Karkare was under threat from Hindu elements and RSS. We condemn this statement. There are better ways to remain in headlines."