Kolhapur Sessions Court rejects defendant’s request for discharge in Comrade Govind Pansare’s murder case
He argued that Article 173 (8) of the Code of Criminal Procedure authorizes further investigation. As a result, further investigation was carried out and it was checked by the Bench Division of the High Court. The progress of the investigation has been reported to the High Court from time to time. Recorded evidence shows that the incident took place on February 16, 2015 at around 9:30 a.m., two unidentified men came on a motorbike and shot Comrade Govind Pansare and his wife Uma Pansare. While Comrade Pansare was undergoing treatment, he succumbed to his injuries on February 20.
Uma Pansare has recovered from the injuries she suffered. The documents in the file clearly demonstrate that this was a deep-rooted conspiracy and that the defendants committed the murders of Comrade Govind Pansare, Dr. Narendra Dabholkar, Mr. Kalburgi and Gauri Lankesh in a well-planned manner. . The documents in the file clearly show that there was a dispute between Sanatan Santha and comrade Govind Pansare. Nimbalkar further contended that Defendant Tawade was a disciple of Sanatan Sanstha and was an active worker of Hindu Jan Jagruti Samiti and was appointed as an organizer in the state of Maharashtra. Virendra Tawde was the kingpin. He had assigned different roles to the different defendants in the commission of this crime.
Witness Sanjay Sadvilkar’s statement shows that this defendant had a fight with Dr. Narendra Dabholkar. Documents recovered from Dr. Tawade’s possession show that Dr. Narendra Dabhokar and Comrade Govind Pansare were evil in the eyes of Sanatan Sanstha. Regarding the conspiracy, documents seized from the possession of the accused Dr. Virendra Tawde show that he was in contact with the accused Sarang Akolkar. The copies of emails sent to each other by the defendant Sarang Akolkar and Virendra Tawde were seized from the possession of this defendant. The documents in the file show that this defendant, Dr. Tawade, obtained the weapons to commit a crime. He also provoked other defendants to commit the murders. He also organized shooting and bombing training for the other co-defendants. He obtained the weapons to commit the offences, the order says.
The Special PP further argued that there is also enough material to prosecute Sachin Andure. He is originally a resident of Aurangabad and he was also an active worker of Hindu Jan Jagruti Samiti. He was working against Love Jihad and was a follower of Sanathan Dharma Sadhana and had been in constant contact with the accused Virendra Tawde since 2009.
He worked with the accused Amol Kale. The object of the crime committed by these defendants is stated in the book Kshatra Dharma Sadhna. According to the objectives of this book, killing a person is not a sin. According to their aims, the people who were acting against Sanathan Dharma Sadhana were demons (Durjan) and hence they decided to kill them, he added.