Kalaburgi murder: Case rests on opinion from Scotland Yard police
New Delhi, June 11: The mystery behind the murder of rationalist M M Kalburgi rests on a third opinion that would be given by the Scotland Yard Police, London.
Following the arrest of Dr Virendra Tawde by the CBI in connection with the murder of Dr Narendra Dabholkar, the agency has been getting fresh leads.
It is suspected that Dr Tawde could also be involved in the murder of Govind Pansare and Kalaburgi as well. However since there was a difference in the forensic report regarding the weapons the case now rests on the third opinion which will be given by the Scotland Yard police.
There were two weapons that were used in the murder of Pansare. Investigators said that the same weapons were used in the murder of Kalaburgi and Dabholkar.
The forensic sciences laboratory at Bengaluru had said that one weapon was used in the murder of Kalaburgi while the other in the murder of Dabholkar.
However a second opinion was sought from the forensic sciences laboratory in Mumbai. The report did not make a mention of a second weapon.
It only said that one weapon was used in the murder of all three persons. This led to the CBI seeking a third opinion from the Scotland Yard police.
The third opinion is necessary to crack the case, CBI officials say. While it is almost certain that it was the same team which carried out the murder of all three rationalists, a lot would still depend on the third opinion.
Meanwhile a team from Karnataka is likely to question Tawde. The team had complained that there was not enough cooperation from the Maharashtra police. However with the arrest of Tawde, the case has been given a fresh lease of life.