Published On : Thu, Jun 23rd, 2016

Maha govt to refer Pansare murder probe to CBI

Govind PansareMumbai/Nagpur: The Maharashtra government to refer the Govind Pansare murder case to the CBI, family lawyer tells Bombay High Court.

Days after the CBI arrested a right wing activist in connection with the Narendra Dabholkar murder case, family members of Govind Pansare on Thursday demanded Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis transfer the case of the CPI veteran’s killing too to the central agency for a speedy probe.

“The arrest of Dr Virendra Tawade, who is a member of the Sanatan Sanstha by CBI in Dabholkar murder case has prompted us to request Government of Maharashtra with a plea to hand over the case to CBI, as it is appropriate for CBI to take over the case so that uniform investigation can be conducted along with Dr Dabholkar murder case,’ Pansare’s wife and daughter-in-law, Uma and Megha respectively, said in their joint plea to Fadnavis.

Appreciating Fadnavis full co-operation and support in the probe until now, they duo requested him to also depute state government officers to assist the CBI in the case.

Uma and Megha stated that the special investigation team (SIT), which has been investigating the matter, too can assist the CBI in probing the matter. The duo though rued that the probe by SIT until now has been slow and said that they repeatedly requested the team officials on visiting Goa-based ashram of Sanatan Sanstha, members who are alleged to be involved in Pansares murder case, but there was no response.

They said it was expected that the SIT would work hard with transparency and come to a logical conclusion of this investigation.