Chargesheet filed against Virendra Singh Tawde in link with Narendra Dabholkar murder case

Pune (Maharashtra) [India], Sept. 7 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday filed chargesheet in special CBI court here against Hindu Janjagruti Samiti member Dr.

Virendra Singh Tawde, in connection of noted rationalist Narendra Dabholkar murder case. Tawde is has been accused of conspiracy and murder of Narendra Dabholkar. He was arrested by CBI few months ago from Navi Mumbai near Mumbai, on the charge of Dabholkar murder case.

The Kolhapur police on September 2 took the custody Tawde from CBI to investigate his links in the murder of activist Govind Pansare murder, who was shot dead in 2015.

The appeal to hand over the Pansare murder case to CBI was rejected by Bombay High Court. CBI also grilled Tawde's wife regarding the case but she was said that she knows nothing, as they are on the verge of getting separated.

Earlier, Dabholkar's son Hamid accused Tawde for conducting protests and conspiring against Dabholkar.

Meanwhile, Karnataka police is also investigating Tawde's involvement in scholar, rationalist and Sahitya Akademi Award winner M.

M. Kalburgi murder case. The police doubt that three of the case seems to be linked as they were murdered in the same way and was working for the same cause.

Narendra Dabholkar was shot dead on August 2013 while he was on a morning walk on the Omkareshwar bridge near the Balgandharva Rangamandir.

CBI took this case in May 2014 on the directions of the Bombay High Court. Govind Pansare, known for his rationalist views, was shot also dead in Kolhapur on February 20, 2015. His wife too was injured in the attack, while M. M. Kalburgi was shot dead on his doorstep in Dharwad on August 30, 2015. All three - Kalburgi, Dabholkar and Pansare - had taken a strong stand against superstition and radical Hindutva forces.

Source: ANI