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CBI arrests rightwing Hindu group member for rationalist Dabholkar's murder

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 11 June 2016, 7:26 IST

Three years after rationalist Narendra Dabholkar was murdered in Pune, the CBI arrested Dr Virendra Tawade, a member of the rightwing Sanatan Sanstha and Hindu Janjagriti Samiti for his killing.

Tawade was arrested from his Panvel residence at about 8.30 pm on Friday, and will be produced before a Pune court today, said a CBI official. "He is one of the conspirators in the Dabholkar murder," added the officer.

Eight days ago, the CBI had searched the residences of Tawade and Sarang Akolkar, another member of the Sanatan Sanstha, recovering documents, mobile numbers and emails, among other material, says the Hindustan Times.

Akolkar has been absconding since he was named in Goa's Madgaon blasts of 2009.

First published: 11 June 2016, 7:26 IST
 
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