New Delhi, News24 Bureau, April 19: Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, prime accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, on Friday said that she had cursed Hemant Karkare and had told him that he would be destroyed and he was gone in less than two months. On hearing this the BJP leaders present there clapped. Former Mumbai Anti-Terrorist Squad chief Hemant Karkare, had died in action during the Mumbai terror attacks. According to Pragya Thakur Karkare had treated her "very badly". She also said that Hemant Karkare died because of his karma."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," Sadhvi Pragya said.Six people were killed and over 100 injured in a bomb blast at Malegaon on September 29, 2008. Hemant Karkare, who was probing the Malegaon blasts, tracked down the owner of the motorcycle which was used in the attacks. The motorcycle belonged to Sadhvi Pragya Thakur.Sadhvi Pragya, who is out on bail, has been fielded by the Bharatiya Janata Party to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal. She has been pitted against Congress leader Digvijaya Singh. Sadhvi Pragya Thakur will file her nomination from the seat on April 23.
Reactions have started pouring in and Opposition is questions the gesture of BJP workers who clapped when Pragya Thakur criticised the 26/11 hero Hemant Karkare who was martyred while fighting with terrorists. She said in as many words, " Maine kaha tera (Mumbai ATS chief late Hemant Karkare) sarvanash hoga.Theek sava mahine mein sutak lagta hai. Jis din main gayi thi us din iske sutak lag gaya tha.Aur theek sava mahine mein jis din atankwadiyon ne isko maara, us din uska anth hua . This loosely means that she had cursed Karkare and within 45 days the terrorists killed him.