The Bombay High Court on Friday asked the CBI and the Maharashtra CID to make “sincere and joint efforts” to trace the alleged absconding killers of Narendra Dabholkar and Govind Pansare.
The Dhabolkar case is being investigated by the CBI and a special team of CID investigates the Pansare murder case.
Both the agencies submitted their status reports on the probe to a division bench of Justice S C Dharmadhikari.
After analysing the report, the bench said that both the agencies should work in tandem because the accused persons in both the cases are similar and belong to the same right wing group.
“We are of the opinion that further co-ordination is expected from both the agencies (the CBI and the CID). The joint efforts have to be made to trace the absconding accused who are said to be the main perpetrators of the crime. Bearing in mind the seriousness of the crime committed, we expect and hope both the agencies would take sincere efforts in the case,” the court said.
Dabholkar was murdered in Pune on August 20, 2013. Veteran Communist leader Govind Pansare was shot at on February 16, 2015 in Kolhapur. He died on February 20.