Dabholkar murder: CBI searches homes of two Sanatan activists
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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