NIA’s clean chit to Sadhvi Pragya insult to Hemant Karkare: Congress

After NIA’s clean chit to Sadhvi Pragya in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, Congress leader Anand Sharma, on Sunday, slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party led central government as he said that it is an insult to police officer Hemant Karkare.

“MCOCA (Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act) was used on the accused after they accepted their crimes,” Sharma told reporters.

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“What has happened is an insult to the memory of martyr Hemant Karkare.”

“Karkare is unfortunately not with us to tell the country that he and his team carried out a fair investigation. And confessional statements were made by the accused and that was reflected in the charge sheets,” he added.

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Along with Sadhvi Pragya, five other accused also have given clean in the Malegaon case.

Karkare investigated the case as the chief of Maharashtra’s Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS). He died in the 26/11 terror attack in Mumbai.

Questioning the government’s intention, Sharma asked: “What made the government to suddenly make a U-turn?

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