1. Dabholkar murder: Son Hameed says chargesheet is positive step

Dabholkar murder: Son Hameed says chargesheet is positive step

Welcoming CBI's move to charge Hindu Janajagruti Samiti member Virendrasing Tawde in the murder of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar, his son Hameed Dabholkar today said it is a positive step.

By: | Pune | Published: September 7, 2016 5:41 PM

Welcoming CBI’s move to charge Hindu Janajagruti Samiti member Virendrasing Tawde in the murder of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar, his son Hameed Dabholkar today said it is a positive step and demanded the others wanted in the case be arrested soon.

“It is a positive step. However, Sarang Akolkar and Vinay Pawar are still absconding and CBI should arrest them as early as possible,” he said.

Pointing out that CBI has still not been able to trace the bike and pistol used in the murder of Dabholkar, Hameed said the probing agency should recover these objects.

“Since both Akolkar and Pawar, who are Sanatan Sanstha members, are at large, they are posing as a danger to the society and the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and CBI should now intensify their search and arrest them,” he said.

Hameed also said if Sanatan Sanstha feels the absconding suspects (Akolkar and Pawar) are innocent, it should ask them to surrender in court and prove their innocence.

CBI has charged Virendrasing Tawde with criminal conspiracy and murder in connection with the murder of Dabholkar in 2013.

The Samiti is allegedly linked with Sanatan Sanstha, which had come under the scanner for the murder of another rationalist Govind Pansare in February 2015.

CBI sources said the charge sheet was filed against Tawde under sections 120-B (criminal conspiracy) and 302 (murder) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) among other charges.

The Bombay High Court in May 2014 had handed over the matter to CBI to probe the murder of Dabholkar.

On August 20, 2013, the anti-superstition activist was shot dead by two unidentified men while he was on a morning walk on Omkareshwar Bridge here.

The agency had arrested Tawde in June this year.

Sarang Akolkar, an alleged follower of Sanatan Sanstha, against whom a Red Corner Notice was issued by Interpol in July 2012 in connection with the 2009 Goa blast case on NIA request, is also under the scanner of the agency.

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    Shriram
    Sep 7, 2016 at 1:27 pm
    What happened to Scotland Yard report which is going to decide whether the same weapon (revolver/pistol/katta) was used in all three murders of Dabholkar, Pansare and Kalburgi ? Since the decision was taken to send the cartridges to SY (abt. 8 months back) someone could have sent them by sea mail and the report would have reached back by sea mail. It now appears somebody is walking with the cartridges all the way to Scotland Yard in UK.
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