Pune: The second accused Sachin Prakasrao Andure arrested by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday in the murder case of anti-superstition activist Narendra Dabholkar was sent to CBI custody till August 26 by a special court. Andure was produced in the special court on Sunday.
Andure, a resident of Aurangabad was arrested on Saturday
evening by the CBI, and was produced before the court of Judicial Magistrate First Class AS Mujumdar.
As per CBI officials, Andure is believed to be one of the shooters who fired at Dabholkar while he was on morning walk on the Onkareshwar Bridge in Pune on August 20, 2013, the CBI spokesperson said.
Earlier, the CBI has submitted to the court, that based on sketches of the suspects, the shooters appeared similar to Sarang Akolkar and Vinay Pawar, who are currently absconding. CBI has also arrested Virendrasinh Tawade in the case. While seeking police custody of Andure, CBI submitted to the court that Andure has undergone weapon training in Karnataka and Maharashtra and CBI has to investigate these details.
Advocate Prakash Salsingikar said that this is a new theory of CBI in the case. "Earlier CBI said that Sarang Akolkar and Vinay Pawar are the two shooters involved in the murder case and now they are claiming Andure is the one who shot Dabholkar which is contradictory" added Prakash.
CBI is trying to find if Andure is linked to Hindu radical organisations.