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CBI files chargesheet against Sanatan Sanstha member in Dabholkar murder case

The Central Bureau of Investigation filed a chargesheet against arrested rightwing group Sanatan Sanstha activist Virendra Tawde on Wednesday in connection with the murder of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar.

india Updated: Sep 07, 2016 14:14 IST
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A file photo of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar.

The Central Bureau of Investigation filed a chargesheet against arrested rightwing group Sanatan Sanstha activist Virendra Tawde on Wednesday in connection with the murder of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar.

The investigating agency has charged Tawde with criminal conspiracy and murder.

The CBI had arrested Tawde in June, almost three years after the anti-superstition crusader was shot dead in Pune. According to the CBI, he was one of the conspirators and the “brain” murders Dabholkar and another activist Govind Pansare murders.

It was the first arrest in the case that the Maharashtra police failed to crack before it was transferred to CBI.

Pansare, a senior CPI leader, was attacked motorbike-borne assailants in 2015. The leftist leader succumbed to bullet injuries four days later.

First Published: Sep 07, 2016 14:13 IST