New Delhi, Jan 04 (Agencies): Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Tuesday presented the call records of his conversation with slain Maharashtra Anti Terror Squad (ATS) chief Hemant Karkare on the evening of November 26, 2008, hours before the latter was killed by Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab.

In a press conference in Delhi, Singh distributed the call records that he acquired from BSNL. He went on to demand an apology from all those who had ridiculed him earlier on his claim that he had a word with Karkare and that the latter had expressed fear and disappointment over how he was being maligned by the right-wing parties.

Singh said Karkare told him about the verbal attack that the BJP and Shiv Sena had launched after he found that Sadhvi Pragya had a role in the Malegaon blast of 2008. The Shiv Sena, he had told him, had published a list of his relatives’ address and published it on their mouthpiece Samna’s front page.

“Karkare was very sad that nobody said anything when he caught Indian Mujahideen men. I want an apology from all those who said I had did not have any proof,” Singh said.

"Despite the fact that the BSNL does not keep a record of telephone calls for more than a year, I have got the record after I talked to some concerned people ", Singh added.

When asked as to why he has called the press conference at a different venue than the Congress headquarters, he said that this was because the party was not
involved in the matter.

Last month,Digvijay had created a flutter by claiming that that Karkare had spoken about threats from right-wing groups during a telephonic conversation with him hours before
he was killed.

He, however, subsequently clarified that he never doubted the role of Pakistani elements in the Mumbai attacks.

Congress had then distanced itself from Digvijay's statement, saying the matter was "a conversation between two individuals".

Raising doubts over his claims, Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil had then said there was no existence of any record of the purported telephonic conversation between the
Congress leader and Karkare.