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  • Narendra Dabholkar murder case: Accused Sharad Kalaskar sent to CBI custody till Sept 15

    Pune: A sessions court in Pune sent Sharad Kalaskar, an accused in the Narendra Dabholkar murder case, to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) custody until September 15. However, the court rejected the investigating agency’s demand for the custody of the other two accused, Amit Degwekar and Rajesh Bangera, and instead sent them to magisterial custody.

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    Dabholkar-Pansare case: More brickbats for State cops

    Mumbai: Observing that police machinery should refrain from divulging all details to media, the Bombay High Court on Thursday came down heavily on agencies probing the killings of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar and comrade Govind Pansare.

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    Narendra Dabholkar murder case: CBI takes custody of Gauri Lankesh’s murder accused

    Mumbai: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has taken Amol Kale, the prime accused in journalist Gauri Lankesh murder case, in its custody in connection with its probe in rationalist Narendra Dabholkar’s murder case, an official said Thursday. The CBI suspects that Kale is also the mastermind of Dabholkar’s killing, he said. Kale, who was arrested in May this year by the Karnataka Police’s Special Investigation Team (SIT) in connection with Lankesh’s killing. will be

  • Widening Arc: Mukta Dabholkar, Awhad were on hit list

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad on Friday informed a special court that arrested right-wing activist Avinash Pawar had carried out a reconnaissance of many persons, including Mukta Dabholkar, daughter of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar. The anti-terrorism agency also informed the court that these persons whom Pawar had recced were on the hit list of a radical Hindu organisation for their unorthodox views. According to the ATS, Pawar had conducted reconnaissance on Mukta, activist

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    Dabholkar killing probe: CBI will take custody of accused held in Gauri Lankesh murder case

    Pune: The CBI, which is probing rationalist Narendra Dabholkar’s murder case, on Thursday told a court here that it would be taking custody of three men arrested by Karnataka police in the Gauri Lankesh murder case. The CBI had earlier said there was a link between the accused in the two cases. The Pune court today extended till September 1 the police custody of Sachin Andure, one of the alleged shooters who

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    Hindus directly being dubbed ‘terrorists’, those with Naxal links ‘purported supporters’: Shiv Sena

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena today said killers of rationalists Govind Pansare and Narendra Dabholkar should be punished, but Hindus should not be dubbed as “terrorists” in their own country by merely “adding up” different cases. In an editorial in the party mouthpiece ‘Saamana’, the Sena said killings of Pansare, Dabholkar, journalist -activist Gauri Lankesh and rationalist M M Kalburgi could be individual conspiracies and the mastermind may not be the same. Referring to the recent

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    ATS strongly suspects Dabholkar, Gauri Lankesh killings are linked

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) strongly suspects the arrested accused in Nalasopara explosives haul case are connected to the killings of Dr Narendra Dabholkar and journalist Gauri Lankesh. This suspicion has intensified after Maharashtra ATS and Karnataka’s Special Investigation Team (SIT) found the motorbike used to kill Lankesh in Nanded, on the basis of information obtained from the ex-Shiv Sena corporator from Jalna, Shrikant Pangarkar.

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    Dabholkar murder case: Court denies CBI’s plea seeking remand of Sharad Kalaskar

    Mumbai: A Mumbai court today rejected CBI’s plea seeking the custody of Sharad Kalaskar, one of the accused arrested by Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad in connection with the seizure of explosives and arms earlier this month. The central agency yesterday sought Kalaskar’s custody to question him in connection with the killing of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar in Pune in August 2013.

  • CBI arrests 3 in connection with Narendra Dabholkar murder case

    Aurangabad (Maharashtra): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday arrested 3 persons in connection with the Narendra Dabholkar murder case. The CBI took possession of the firearm and live ammunition that was recovered from the arrested persons, while the Aurangabad police took possession of the knife, sword and air gun recovered.

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    Maharashtra: CBI, ATS recover suspected gun used to kill Narendra Dabholkar

    Mumbai: In the fifth such seizure in recent days, the Maharashtra ATS and the CBI have seized a pistol, a sword and a dagger from a hideout in Aurangabad. It is suspected that the pistol seized is the same that was used to murder Dabholkar. Raids were conducted at three places in Aurangabad, including the residence of two friends and a cousin of Sachin Andure.

  • Hindus still a ‘soft target’ in India: Sanatan Sanstha on Raut’s arrest

    Mumbai : A day after the arrest of right-wing Hindutva worker Vaibhav Raut, following a raid at his residence in Nalasopara, the controversial organisation – Sanatan Sanstha – has labelled him a “devout Hindutva worker” who has time and again acted against cow smugglers in Nalasopara and nearby districts. Though the organisation denied any ‘link’ with Raut, it maintained that he is being “falsely implicated” in the case. The Sanstha, already grappling

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    Does any government exist in Maharashtra: Bombay High Court asks state government

    Mumbai: Voicing concerns over the transition through a ‘tragic phase,’ the Bombay High Court on Thursday sarcastically asked whether a government exists in Maharashtra. The court said if the present situation persists then there would soon be a day when every citizen would require police protection before he or she can speak freely.

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    Bombay High Court slams CBI, CID for ‘unsatisfactory’ probe

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Thursday pulled up the Maharashtra government and its police force along with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for their ‘miserable and unsatisfactory’ probe in the murder cases of rationalists Narendra Dabholkar and Govind Pansare.

  • Dabholkar-Pansare case: Bombay HC tells CBI that family wants speciall interrogators to quiz accused

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Friday asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Special Investigation Team (SIT) dealing with the murder cases of Narendra Dabholkar and Govind Pansare, to consider the suggestion of appointing special interrogators in the case. The HC has accordingly asked the agencies to file their say on the next date of hearing.