Shiv Sena attacks Digvijay over Karkare remarks

In a statement, Sena MP Sanjay Raut said Singh`s statements were condemnable and warranted a detailed probe.

Mumbai: Shiv Sena on Friday criticised senior
Congress leader Digvijay Singh for his statement that slain
Maharashtra ATS chief Hemant Karkare had received threats from
those critical of his probe into the Malegaon bomb blast.

In a statement, Sena MP Sanjay Raut said Singh`s
statements were condemnable and warranted a detailed probe.

Singh recently said in a statement that hours before the
26/11 attacks, Karkare had called him to say that his life was
under threat.

The Congress leader said Karkare was depressed and
worried by the threats and personal attacks made in newspapers
of Hindu organisations.

"If Karkare`s life was under threat, why did he speak
only to Singh and not to the then Maharashtra Chief Minister
and Home Minister?" Raut said.

He said Singh`s comments confirm the belief that Congress
leaders were controlling the Malegaon blast probe and it was
being done to malign Hindu groups.

"If it is true that Karkare had spoken to Singh, why did
the Congress General Secretary hide the information for two
years?" the Sena MP said.

"It should be made public what else did the two, talk
about. Singh should be subjected to a probe," he said.

The Sena leader also said why had Singh never called up
Ashok Kamte and Vijay Salaskar, the other two police officers
who were killed in the 26/11 attacks.

PTI

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