Last Updated: January 30, 2023, 14:23 IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation informed the Bombay High Court on Monday that it has accomplished its probe into the killing of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar in 2013 and the investigating officer has submitted a closure report back to the competent authority.
However, a lawyer representing Dabholkar’s daughter claimed earlier than the courtroom that the CBI has not investigated the case correctly and there are numerous loopholes which are but to be probed.
Dabholkar (67), founder of the Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti, was shot lifeless by two individuals, allegedly linked to the novel outfit Sanatan Sanstha, whereas he was on a morning stroll in Pune on August 20, 2013.
The CBI has to this point chargesheeted 5 accused within the case.
The HC earlier this month sought to know from the CBI the standing of its probe into the case.
Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Anil Singh, showing for the CBI, informed a division bench of Justices A S Gadkari and P D Naik on Monday that the company has accomplished its investigation within the case.
“As far as the CBI is concerned, the investigation was carried out and is now complete…15 out of 32 witnesses have already been examined in the trial,” Singh informed the courtroom.
The investigating officer has filed a report recommending closure of the case. A remaining choice can be taken by the company’s competent authority, he mentioned.
The ASG sought three weeks’ time for a call on the closure report.
The excessive courtroom accepted this and posted the matter for additional listening to after three weeks.
The HC was listening to a petition filed by Narendra Dabholkar’s daughter Mukta Dabholkar, searching for that the courtroom proceed monitoring the progress within the case investigation.
In 2014, the HC transferred the probe into the case to the CBI following a petition filed by social activist Ketan Tirodkar and later by Mukta Dabholkar. Since then, the HC has been monitoring the progress made within the case.
The CBI, which took over the case from Pune metropolis police in 2014, has to this point chargesheeted 5 accused within the case.
Advocate Abhay Nevagi, showing for Mukta Dabholkar, claimed earlier than the HC on Monday that the CBI has not investigated the case correctly and there are numerous loopholes which are but to be probed.
He sought the HC to proceed monitoring the CBI’s probe into the case.
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