On Thursday, MNS Chief Raj Thackeray had said that Dabholkar's murder was state sponsored and that it had become like a fashion to hand over all investigations to the CBI. He then questioned that inspite the case being handed over to the CBI, why there were no arrests made.
Thackeray's comment was criticised by NCP's Nawab Malik who said that Thackeray was speaking out of experience whereas Congress' Manikrao Thakre said that the comment was merely a publicity stunt.
Dabholkar's daughter made her appeal against this backdrop.
Dabholkar was shot on August 20 by unidentified assailants. He was the pioneer in the anti-superstition and anti- black magic movement in the State.