The mystery behind the missing bullet-proof jacket of slain Indian Maharashtra ATS chief Hemant Karkare took a new turn on Wednesday with a sweeper of a government hospital claiming that he had disposed it off long ago. On the night of November 27, after Karkares body was brought to JJ hospital for autopsy, I had mistakenly put the jacket along with bio-medical and non-medical waste in polythene bags which was sent to the Deonar dump grounds for disposal, the sweeper said in the statement. The statement evoked a sharp reaction from Kavita Karkare, wife of the slain officer, who said, This theory had cropped up now because the government is under pressure. I have lost all hopes to get fair justice in this case. I do not believe in this. The government is under pressure and hence this statement at a late juncture, she said. The sweepers statement comes in the wake of a case filed by a social activist before a magistrate seeking probe into the missing jacket.