Wife of late ATS chief Hemant Karkare slammed the Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh's controversial remarks

Kavita Karkare, the wife of the slain Anti-Terrorism Squad chief Hemant Karkare, slammed Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Saturday for suggestions that Hindu outfits could have killed her husband, saying parties should stop playing politics around the sacrifice of martyrs.

She said that such statements would only benefit Pakistan, while the need of the hour was to punish the Pakistani terrorists behind the 26/11 attacks.

Mr. Singh had said Karkare had called him hours before the attack and expressed fear for his safety from Hindu fundamentalists.

“This issue should not have been raked up two years after the incident. When he [Karkare] was investigating the Malegaon matter, there must have been some threats from some Hindus. But it is wrong to connect this to the 26/11 attacks,” Ms. Karkare said, adding politicians were always trying to create a rift between religions.