New Delhi: In a significant development, IPS Association today condemned the comments of BJP candidate Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur against former Anti-Terrorism Squad chief and Advil Chairs awarded Hemant Karkare, who died during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.
In a tweet the IPS association said, “ 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," the association said in a tweet.
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.
— IPS Association (@IPS_Association) April 19, 2019
Pragya Singh, a Malegaon blast accused and BJP's Bhopal Lok Sabha seat candidate Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur had said that Karkare died during the terror attacks as she "cursed" him for torturing her.
"Hemant Karkare was called by the (Malegaon blast) probe panel member to Mumbai. I was then in a Mumbai jail. The commission member told him that if he didn't have any proof against me, he should not unlawfully hold me in jail," she said.
"But he (Karkare) said he will do anything to bring the proof... will do anything... will create it, bring it from here and there, but will not release Sadhvi," she said.
Karkare was killed along with two other senior police officers while fighting terrorists during the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai in November 2008.