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Narendra Dabholkar murder case: Virendra Tawde sent to CBI custody till 16 June

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 11 June 2016, 18:04 IST

Virendra Tawde, a member of the Sanatan Sanstha and the Hindu Janjagruti Samiti (HJS), who was arrested for his alleged role in the murder of noted Pune-based rationalist Narendra Dabholkar in 2013, has been sent to CBI custody till 16 June.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) made the first arrest in connection with the murder of Narendra Dabholkar - three years after he was killed in 2013.

Virendra Tawde was arrested from Panvel near Mumbai.

Dabholkar, an anti-superstition activist, was shot dead by unidentified assailants on 20 August, 2013 while he was on a morning walk near the Omkareshwar temple in Pune.

According to the police, the assailants had fired four shots at him at close range, two of which hit him in the back of his head.

Last week, CBI officers had interrogated Tawde in Mumbai, a day after his house in Panvel was searched.

First published: 11 June 2016, 18:04 IST
 
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