A division bench was advised that within the Narendra Dabholkar case all of the accused have been arrested
The CBI and Maharashtra CID advised the Bombay Excessive Court docket on Friday that it had, to some extent, established commonality between the killings of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar and activist Govind Pansare.
A division bench of Justices SC Dharmadhikari and Gautam Patel was advised that within the Dabholkar case all of the accused have been arrested however the weapon used within the crime is but to be recovered.
The CBI knowledgeable the court docket that an operation can be carried out inside a month to go looking and retrieve 4 country-made pistols, which have been allegedly dismantled and thrown by the accused right into a creek in adjoining Thane district.
“We are awaiting necessary permissions from government agencies to undertake the operation,” CBI counsel Anil Singh advised the court docket.
The bench then famous that the operation shouldn’t be delayed and needs to be carried out earlier than onset of monsoon.
CID counsel Ashok Mundargi advised the court docket that within the Pansare case the primary conspirators have been arrested and efforts are on to nab the assailants.
The bench then requested if investigations carried out thus far had identified to any commonalities between the 2 crimes.
“Yes, to some extent commonality is established between the two crimes,” Mr Mundargi mentioned.
The bench, nonetheless, famous that there was one thing missing within the probe within the Pansare case.
“We feel like there is some spark missing in this case. It is not the case that the shooters will never be arrested. They will be nabbed one day. But it should have been done by now,” the court docket mentioned.
“It is the credibility of the probe agency that is at stake. It is a case where eminent persons like Dabholkar and Pansare have been killed,” it added.
The court docket mentioned the federal government has to supply all help and steerage to the probe businesses in such circumstances.
“Political leaders, who are in power, and made promises to the public that they stand for peace and constitutional rights of citizens should ensure this,” the court docket mentioned.
The court docket was listening to petitions filed by the household of Dabholkar and Pansare looking for court docket supervision within the probe being carried out by the CID and the CBI.
Dabholkar, a well known anti-superstition activist, was shot useless on August 20, 2013 in Pune.
Pansare was shot on February 16, 2015 close to his home in Kolhapur in western Maharashtra. He died 4 days later.