Rs 10 lakh reward for information on accused in Govind Pansare murder case
The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the murder of senior CPI (M) leader Govind Pansare announced reward of Rs 10 lakh for giving information about Sanatan Sanstha activists Sarang Akolkar and Vinay Pawar. The SIT suspects both Akolkar and Pawar were involved in killing senior leftist leader in February 2015 when he was returning home along with his wife from morning walk near his home in Kolhapur.
Announcing the award in Kolhapur, Special Inspector General (IG) Vishwas Nagre Patil said that the court has issued non-bailable warrants against the duo. “We had submitted the proposal requesting the government for announcing a reward of Rs 10 lakh for anyone giving information about Akolkar and Pawar. The government has accepted our proposal,” said Nagre Patil.
The Sanatan activists are untraceable ever since their names cropped up in 2009 Margaon blast that killed two members of the rightwing group. Pawar, a native of Umbraj in Satara district, along with Akolkar, resident of Pune, are wanted in the Narendra Dabholkar case too. The CBI in its chargesheet submitted in Pune court has stated that Pawar and Akolkar shot Dabholkar on August 20, 2013.
The SIT had arrested another Sanatan activist Samir Gaikwad in connection with Pansare murder. The local court in Kolhapur granted bail to Gaikwad on June 17.
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