Dabholkar murder case accused disposed of firearms in creek: CBI to court

PUNE: The CBI on Saturday told a court right here that Sharad Kalaskar, one of the accused within the killing of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar, disposed of 4 firearms in a creek near Mumbai in July.

The company has claimed that Kalaskar was once one of the two individuals who shot at Dabholkar on August 20, 2013 at the Omkareshwar Bridge right here.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) also told the court that Vaibhav Raut, arrested by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) in an fingers haul case in August, was once with Kalaskar when he dumped the weapons.

Raut and Kalaskar have been arrested on August 10 by the ATS, following a raid within the Nallasopara space of Palghar district, which led to the seizure of explosives and firearms.

Judicial Magistrate SMA Sayyad prolonged Kalaskar's custody till September 17.

CBI attorney Vijaykumar Dhakane told the court that on July 23, Kalaskar and Raut dismantled four firearms and dumped those in a creek from a bridge while going from Pune to Nallasopara, near Mumbai.

Dhakane said the central probe company was once but to establish the site of the bridge from where the weapons have been disposed of.

"As they were travelling at night, the suspect could not recollect whether it was Kalva, Ghodbunder or any other bridge, from where he had thrown the firearms," Dhakane told the court.

Meanwhile, a CBI officer said they suspected that one of the four weapons dumped within the creek was once utilized in Dabholkar's killing.

He added that Kalaskar and Raut might have determined to do away with the weapons after creating cold feet following the arrest of Amol Kale in connection with the killing of journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh in Bengaluru.

Kale was once arrested in May by the Karnataka police's Special Investigation Team (SIT), which is probing Lankesh's homicide.

The CBI took Kale into custody previous this month in connection with Dabholkar's killing.

The officer, talking at the condition of anonymity, also said there was once an opportunity of a third person being provide, but even so Kalaskar and Aurangabad-resident Sachin Andure, when Dabholkar was once killed.


Andure was once arrested on August 18 from Pune and the CBI had told the court that he was once the main shooter within the case.


The officer said the third person was once status at the Omkareshwar Bridge.


"As Dabholkar was walking on the bridge, someone greeted him. One of the shooters then asked this person whether the man walking on the road was Dabholkar. After getting a confirmation, Kalaskar ran towards Dabholkar and shot two rounds at him. After Dabholkar collapsed, Andure too fired a round," he said.


The officer added that it was once to be investigated if the third person was once an associate of Kalaskar and Andure or anyone unknown to them.
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