Pune, August 19: Sachin Prakasrao Andure, the alleged main shooter in the Narendra Dabholkar murder case in Maharashtra, has been sent to CBI custody till August 26 by a Pune court. Andure, the accused in the murder case of anti-superstition activist Narendra Dabholkar murder case, was arrested by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday.
Andure, a resident of Aurangabad was nabbed by the CBI late in the evening on Saturday, a CBI spokesperson informed. A CBI officials informed that Andure was believed to be one of the shooters who fired at Dabholkar while he was on a morning walk on the Onkareshwar Bridge in Pune on August 20, 2013.
According to a PTI report, Andure's arrest was made on a tip-off from the Maharashtra Anti Terror Squad (ATS), which had last week arrested three persons for an alleged conspiracy to carry out blasts in the state. The ATS revealed that during questioning of the accused in police custody, one of them revealed of Andure's direct participation in the murder of Dabholkar.
Earlier, a CBI chargesheet had named Sarang Akolkar and Vinay Pawar, both absconding, as the shooters. To recall, the Bombay High Court had, in May 2014, handed over the Dabholkar murder case to the CBI. In June 2016, the CBI had filed a chargesheet against Hindu Janajagruti Samiti member Virendra Tawde under sections 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 302 (murder) of the IPC, among other charges. The CBI had arrested Tawde in June 2016.