Dab­holkar mur­der: CBI searches homes of two Sanatan ac­tivists

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NEWS - Yo­gesh Joshi and Ab­hishek Sharan yo­gesh.joshi@hin­dus­tan­times.com

PUNE/NEW DELHI: The Cen­tral Bureau of In­ves­ti­ga­tion (CBI) on Wed­nes­day searched the res­i­dences of Sanatan Sanstha ac­tivists Sarang Akolkar and Dr Viren­dra Singh Tawade at Pune and Pan­vel re­spec­tively, in con­nec­tion with the mur­der of so­cial ac­tivist Naren­dra Dab­holkar.

Dab­holkar was shot dead on Au­gust 20, 2013, while re­turn­ing home from his morn­ing walk by two uniden­ti­fied per­sons on a bike in Pune.

Two CBI teams be­gan both searches around 11am. Sources said the searches went on un­til even­ing. “The CBI con­ducted the searches in an on­go­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion re­lated to the al­leged mur­der of Dr Naren­dra Dhabolkar,” said a CBI spokesper­son.

A CBI of­fi­cer said, “Cer­tain doc­u­ments and mo­bile num­bers, emails, among other ma­te­ri­als were re­cov­ered dur­ing the searches and are be­ing scru­ti­nised. A red­corner no­tice had been is­sued by the In­ter­pol against a pri­vate per­son [Akolkar, an ab­scon­der in the Goa blasts case of 2009].”

Akolkar, 35, has been ab­scond­ing ever since his name cropped up in the Madgaon blasts in 2009.

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