Narendra Dabholkar murder case transferred to CBI

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Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Friday transferred to CBI the probe into the murder of anti-superstition activist Narendra Dabholkar in Pune last year.

Earlier, Pune police was investigating the high-profile case but there was no headway following which a PIL was filed by former journalist Ketan Tirodkar seeking a CBI probe into the case.

“The PIL is allowed and the case is being transferred to CBI,” said Justice P.V. Hardas.

Dabholkar was shot dead by unknown assailants in Pune on August 20, 2013.

On Thursday, the court had reserved its order on the PIL after CBI lawyer contended that there was no need to transfer the probe to the investigating agency as no allegations had been levelled against the State or police for shoddy investigations.

Tirodkar had pleaded that even if no allegations were made against authorities, the probe in a criminal case could be transferred to CBI if it has national or international ramifications.

 

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