Pune, Aug 22: The last resort of the police is close to gone. The CCTV footage from the bridge where Dabholkar was murdered by two bikers is blurred and of no help. Police say,"The CCTV footage as not yielded any concrete clues on the identity of the unknown assailants who gunned down the activist on a city bridge during a morning walk. It was blurred and unclear."
However, efforts are on to retrieve details about the incident and the identity of the murderers. All that is left now are eyewitnesses.
According to them, the bikers were between the age of 25 and 30. They also gave leads regarding the number plate of the bike and the police is working toward tracking the vehicle. Police has formed eight squads to track down the murderers who are absconding for the past 48 hours. The Pune police team is receiving technical help from the Mumbai team.
However, they clear any religious organizations of murder charges till now. Meanwhile, Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan has announced a prize money of Rs 10 lakh against anyone helping the police with the whereabouts of the assailants.
People hold placards and shout slogans during a protest rally condemning the killing of anti-superstition activist Narendra Dabholkar in Pune on Wednesday.
NCP activists take part in silent protest against the killing of anti-superstition activist Narendra Dabholkar, in Thane, Mumbai on Wednesday.
Site of crime
Police officials investigate at the spot where Anti-superstition activist Narendra Dabholkar (inset) was shot dead in Pune on Tuesday.
President of Maharashtra Anti-Superstition Association, Narendra Dabholkar, who was shot dead by unknown assailants in Pune.