No breakthrough in Pansare murder case

No breakthrough in Pansare murder case

Agency News

Kolhapur, Feb 20: Even four years after Comrade Govind Pansare succumbed to his bullet injuries at a Mumbai hospital, Special investigation Team (SIT), formed to probe the murder case, could not arrest the assailants.

Com Pansare, who was shot at on February 16, 2015 by two unidentified persons, succumbed to his injuries on February 20.

SIT police had submitted charge sheets against total eight suspected accused.

On December 14, 2015, SIT had arrested suspected Sameer Gaikwad and then on Nov 29, 2016, another suspect Dr Virendra Tawade was arrested.

Later, both were released on conditional bail. The SIT's investigation is going on at a snail's pace and not able to nab other accused.

The Maharashtra Government formed SIT had taken action against other four suspected accused -- Amol Kale, Vasudev Suryavanshi, Bharat Kurne and Amit Ramchandra Digvekar -- only after Karnataka SIT arrested them in connection with the Dr MM Kalburgi and journalist Gauri Lankesh murder cases.

It has also failed to arrest two remaining suspects Vinay Baburao Pawarand Sarang Deelup Akolkar, against whom charge sheet was also filed in the Margaon bomb explosion case.

Motorcycle and weapons used for committing the crime have also not been seized.

Police investigation was also affected due to transfer of chief investigation officers.

Talking to UNI, Ms Megha Pansare, daughter-in-law of late Pansare, expressed concern as the police failed to make any breakthrough in the case. (UNI)