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Rationalists’ murders:SIT takes three into custody for Govind Pansare’s murder

The three arrested — Sachin Andure, Amit Baddi and Ganesh Mishkin — were already lodged in jails in Mumbai and Pune for the murders of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar and activist-journalist Gauri Lankesh.
The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Maharashtra State Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested three people in connection with the murder of veteran CPI leader Govind Pansare
The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Maharashtra State Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested three people in connection with the murder of veteran CPI leader Govind Pansare
Updated on Sep 07, 2019 02:33 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent, Mumbai

Pansare murder: SIT takes custody of three accused

The three arrested — Sachin Andure, Amit Baddi and Ganesh Mishkin — were already lodged in jails in Mumbai and Pune for the murders of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar and activist-journalist Gauri Lankesh.
Baddi and Mishkin were arrested by the Karnataka police SIT in connection with the 2017 murder of Lankesh, in July 2018.(HT image)
Baddi and Mishkin were arrested by the Karnataka police SIT in connection with the 2017 murder of Lankesh, in July 2018.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 07, 2019 01:09 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

Gauri Lankesh’s second death anniversary : Investigation complete, trail set to begin

A senior police official said there were many things that the SIT achieved in its investigation that have marked a change, including the fact that it was able to file a charge sheet in the Kalburgi murder case.
The investigation employed many novel techniques in its bid to crack the case because the shadow organisation they tried to trace had made considerable changes to its approach to the murders.(HT image)
The investigation employed many novel techniques in its bid to crack the case because the shadow organisation they tried to trace had made considerable changes to its approach to the murders.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 04, 2019 09:23 PM IST
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Bengaluru | ByVikram Gopal

‘Book accused in Nallasopara arms haul case under UAPA’: Public prosecutor Sunil Gonsalves

Twelve people have been charge-sheeted by the Anti-Terrorism Squad for plotting a terror attack and possessing arms in huge quantity.
Public prosecutor Sunil Gonsalves said the group to which the accused belonged was also involved in the murders of Narendra Dabholkar, Govind Pansare, Gauri Lankesh and MM Kalburgi.
Public prosecutor Sunil Gonsalves said the group to which the accused belonged was also involved in the murders of Narendra Dabholkar, Govind Pansare, Gauri Lankesh and MM Kalburgi.
Updated on Jul 20, 2019 03:57 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByCharul Shah

Pansare-Dabholkar murder case: HC raps CBI for not taking probe ahead

Irked by the submission, the bench directed the state and environment departments to extend all help to CBI to ensure that the search operations are launched at the earliest.
The Bombay high court (HC) on Thursday slammed investigating agencies for giving excuses and not taking the probe in the murder of activist Govind Pansare and rationalist Narendra Dabholkar forward.(HT Photo)
The Bombay high court (HC) on Thursday slammed investigating agencies for giving excuses and not taking the probe in the murder of activist Govind Pansare and rationalist Narendra Dabholkar forward.(HT Photo)
Published on Jul 05, 2019 03:31 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

Court should act within limits, says CM Fadnavis

The Bombay high court (HC) last month pulled up chief minister and senior bureaucrats over the slow pace of investigation into the murder of rationalists Govind Pansare and Narendra Dabholkar.
The Bombay high court (HC) last month pulled up chief minister and senior bureaucrats over the slow pace of investigation into the murder of rationalists Govind Pansare and Narendra Dabholkar.(HT Photo)
The Bombay high court (HC) last month pulled up chief minister and senior bureaucrats over the slow pace of investigation into the murder of rationalists Govind Pansare and Narendra Dabholkar.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 21, 2019 04:41 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

Gauri Lankesh killing accused held for Govind Pansare’s shooting

According to the CBI, he was one of two shooters who gunned down rationalist Narendra Dabholkar in Pune in August 2013.
A special team of the Maharashtra police Tuesday arrested right-wing activist Sharad Kalaskar in connection with the killing of veteran Communist leader Govind Pansare(HT File Photo)
A special team of the Maharashtra police Tuesday arrested right-wing activist Sharad Kalaskar in connection with the killing of veteran Communist leader Govind Pansare(HT File Photo)
Published on Jun 11, 2019 11:13 PM IST
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Govind Pansare murder case: Slow pace of probe making you a laughing stock, Bombay HC tells Maharashtra govt

The Bombay high court, not for the first time in the past few months, pulled up the state government and investigating agencies on Thursday for the slow pace of their probe into the 2015 murder of rationalist Govind Pansare in Kolhapur.
Rationalist Govind Pansare was shot dead in 2015. The killers are still absconding.(File Photo)
Rationalist Govind Pansare was shot dead in 2015. The killers are still absconding.(File Photo)
Updated on Mar 15, 2019 10:09 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

Murders of rationalists: HC tells CBI, SIT to take help of other agencies to track down accused

The Bombay high court on Wednesday suggested that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Special Investigation Team (SIT) should seek help from other government agencies for obtaining clues about the absconding accused behind murders of rationalists Narendra Dabholkar and Govind Pansare.
Pune, India,June 16_ Narendra Dabholkar murder on Maharshi Ramji Shinde Bridge near Onkareshwar mandir in Pune, India, on Saturday, June 16, 2007. (HT Photo / Hindustan Times)...File photo
Pune, India,June 16_ Narendra Dabholkar murder on Maharshi Ramji Shinde Bridge near Onkareshwar mandir in Pune, India, on Saturday, June 16, 2007. (HT Photo / Hindustan Times)...File photo
Published on Feb 07, 2019 12:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

In Gauri Lankesh murder case, right-wing book in focus

The book sets out the leanings of Sanatan Sanstha.
Gauri Lankesh, 55, known for her strong anti-Hindutva views was shot dead in Bengaluru on September 5 last year.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Gauri Lankesh, 55, known for her strong anti-Hindutva views was shot dead in Bengaluru on September 5 last year.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 29, 2018 07:26 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | ByVikram Gopal

SIT names Sanatan Sanstha in Gauri Lankesh murder, says planning took 5 years

The charge sheet stated that a network within Sanatan Sanstha targeted Lankesh for no personal reasons. It also said the planning to kill Lankesh took place for almost five years.
In its chargesheet, SIT said the planning to kill Gauri Lankesh took place for almost five years.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
In its chargesheet, SIT said the planning to kill Gauri Lankesh took place for almost five years.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 24, 2018 03:18 PM IST
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Bengaluru | ByPress Trust of India

Narendra Dabholkar, MM Kalburgi murders linked, CBI tells Pune court

The 2013 killing of Marathi rationalist Narendra Dabholkar is linked to the murders of communist leader Govind Pansare and Kannda writer MM Kalburgi in 2015, the Central Bureau of Investigation told a Pune court.
Narendra Dabholkar, 67, was gunned down in August 2013 when he was out on a morning walk.
Narendra Dabholkar, 67, was gunned down in August 2013 when he was out on a morning walk.
Updated on Nov 14, 2018 12:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Same group behind killings of Dabholkar, Kalburgi, Gauri Lankesh; members linked to Sanatan Sanstha: Police

Police said the probe indicates that those arrested in connection with the seizure of huge cache of explosives from Nallasopara in Palghar have direct links with the killings of Dabholkar, Kalburgi and Lankesh.
Pune, India - August 18, 2018: Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti volunteers lit up candles in the eve of 4th year completion of Dr Narendra Dabholkar murder at Shinde bridge in Pune, India, on Sunday, August 19, 2018. (Photo by Ravindra Joshi)(HT Photo)
Pune, India - August 18, 2018: Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti volunteers lit up candles in the eve of 4th year completion of Dr Narendra Dabholkar murder at Shinde bridge in Pune, India, on Sunday, August 19, 2018. (Photo by Ravindra Joshi)(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 16, 2018 01:03 PM IST
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Mumbai | ByPress Trust of India

Sanatan Sanstha: From obscurity to heart of conspiracy

The little known Sanatan Sanstha is popular with young people, mainly in Western Maharashtra and claims it is a spiritual organisation although the investigators assert its alleged members were behind several killings.
Sanatan Sanstha’s name has featured in the killings of rationalist Dr Narendra Dabholkar, Kannada scholars MM Kalburgi and Govind Pansare, and in the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh.(HT File Photo)
Sanatan Sanstha’s name has featured in the killings of rationalist Dr Narendra Dabholkar, Kannada scholars MM Kalburgi and Govind Pansare, and in the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 06, 2018 07:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByEeshanpriya MS

Anti-terror squad looks for ‘Murali’, brains behind killings, terror plots since 2008

Police believe the mystery man masterminded the killings of Dr Narendra Dabholkar, Govind Pansare, MM Kalburgi and Gauri Lankesh.
All five accused told their interrogators that Murali had instructed Amol Kale to execute the September 2017 murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh in Bengaluru.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
All five accused told their interrogators that Murali had instructed Amol Kale to execute the September 2017 murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh in Bengaluru.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 05, 2018 05:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByManish K Pathak

Weapon used to murder Dabholkar considered lucky, not destroyed: CBI sources

The weapon could have also been used in the murder of other left-leaning activists like Govind Pansare in February 2015, MM Kalburgi in August 2015, and Gauri Lankesh in September last year, CBI sources said.
The CBI is probing the murder of Narendra Dabholkar (pictured) while that of Govind Pansare, MM Kalburgi and Gauri Lankesh are being investigated by state agencies of Maharashtra and Karnataka.(AP/File Photo)
The CBI is probing the murder of Narendra Dabholkar (pictured) while that of Govind Pansare, MM Kalburgi and Gauri Lankesh are being investigated by state agencies of Maharashtra and Karnataka.(AP/File Photo)
Published on Aug 28, 2018 10:29 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Maharashtra can ban Sanatan Sanstha, but its legality can be challenged: Experts

The group can be banned by the government based on the administrative findings of the investigating agencies, but the legality of the ban can be challenged and its effectiveness will remain a question, said legal experts.
The ban can be challenged when one learns that there is no umbrella organisation known as Sanatan Sanstha to which all these allegations can be attributed, said experts.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)
The ban can be challenged when one learns that there is no umbrella organisation known as Sanatan Sanstha to which all these allegations can be attributed, said experts.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Aug 28, 2018 03:13 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent, Mumbai

Fresh arrests signal new direction in Dabholkar probe

The charge sheet named Virendrasinh Tawde, a member of the extremist organisation Sanatan Sanstha, as the mastermind of the crime. Dayal said the new suspected shooters were also in touch with Tawde
Supporters hold a rally on the eve of fifth death anniversary of Narendra Dabholkar in Pune on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Supporters hold a rally on the eve of fifth death anniversary of Narendra Dabholkar in Pune on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 22, 2018 11:12 PM IST
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HIndustan Times, Mumbai/New Delhi | ByHT Correspondents, Mumbai/new Delhi

Maratha protest over quota: It is free-for-all in Maharashtra, says Bombay high court

The HC was hearing separate petitions, requesting the court to monitor investigations into murders
Maratha protesters recently went on a rampage near Pune.(HT)
Maratha protesters recently went on a rampage near Pune.(HT)
Updated on Aug 03, 2018 12:40 AM IST
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ByKanchan Chaudhari, Mumbai

Waghmare killed Gauri Lankesh, his unnamed outfit has footprints in 5 states: SIT

A Special Investigation Team official says the same weapon was used to shoot Gauri Lankesh, and rationalists Govind Pansare and MM Kalburgi.
Parashuram Waghmare was the last of six suspects arrested in connection with the killing of journalist-actvist Gauri Lankesh in Bengaluru on September 5 last year.(HT Photo)
Parashuram Waghmare was the last of six suspects arrested in connection with the killing of journalist-actvist Gauri Lankesh in Bengaluru on September 5 last year.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 15, 2018 04:58 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, Bengaluru | ByPress Trust of India

PM assassination plot: There are holes in this bucket of conspiracy theories

It is silly that the police authorities did not consider all the discrepancies in their theories before linking Dalits to Maoists
Ravindra Kadam, Pune’s joint commissioner for law and order speaks during a press conference regarding the arrest of five persons with Maoist links on June 7, 2018.(HT Photo)
Ravindra Kadam, Pune’s joint commissioner for law and order speaks during a press conference regarding the arrest of five persons with Maoist links on June 7, 2018.(HT Photo)
Published on Jun 12, 2018 11:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySujata Anandan

India seems like nothing but a country of crimes and rapes, says Bombay high court

The bench was hearing a bunch of petitions concerning investigation into murders of rationalist Dr Narendra Dabholkar and Kolhapur-based communist leader Govind Pansare.
“Today, when senior-most executives of the country go abroad, they are confronted with questions as to whether like-minded, liberal thinking, secular individuals are safe in India,” said a division bench of justice SC Dharmadhikari and justice Bharati Dangre(FILE)
“Today, when senior-most executives of the country go abroad, they are confronted with questions as to whether like-minded, liberal thinking, secular individuals are safe in India,” said a division bench of justice SC Dharmadhikari and justice Bharati Dangre(FILE)
Updated on Apr 20, 2018 12:13 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent, Mumbai
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