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Dabholkar murder case- Bullets sourced from Belagavi, says CBI

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Pune/Belagavi, June 17: The bullets that were used in the murder of Narendra Dabholkar were procured from Belagavi in Karnataka, the investigation being conducted by the Central Bureau of Investigation has revealed.

The questioning of Virendra Tawde a prime accused in the case has revealed that he had procured the bullets from Belagavi.


Meanwhile the CBI has intensified its search for six more accused including Sarang Akolkar who is also an accused in the Goa 2009 blast case. On Agust 20 2013, Dabholkar was shot dead by two persons in Pune.

Belagavi trail:

The CBI suspects that in the murders of Dabholkar, Govind Pansare and M M Kalaburgi there is a close link. It is clear that it is the same group of persons who undertook all three murders. The clear link will be established with the arrest of Akolkar who is said to be the person who shot at Dabholkar.

The CBI says that in the run up to the murder there has been a lot of activity in Belgavi. An email stating bring chocolates was decoded and Tawde told the CBI that it was the code word for bullets.

With the arrest of Tawde, the CBI feels that four cases have become stronger. The murders of Pansare and Kalaburgi are inter-connected to the Dabholkar killing. It was revealed during the probe that Tawde and the rest were upset and the main trigger for the killings were the anti superstition bill in Maharashtra. They were also equally upset with Kalaburgi who had made remarks that hurt the sentiments of Hindus.

Further, Tawde during the interrogation revealed that they planned on setting up an army of 15,000 people only to target anti Hindus. Further, the role of Tawde in connection with the Goa blast too has cropped up. In fact it was Tawde who spoke with Malgonda Patil who died while the bomb was being transported in Goa.

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