Scotland Yard not to help with probe: CBI 

Scotland Yard not to help with probe: CBI 

The Scotland Yard has not been able to help Indian agencies investigating the murders of social activists and rationalists Narendra Dabholkar, Govind Pansare and
M M Kalburgi, the CBI told the Bombay High Court on Friday.

During the hearing before a bench comprising Justices S C Dharmadhikari and B P Colabawalla, Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh, who is representing the CBI, said, “The Scotland Yard has informed us in writing that no legal agreement existed between the two countries (India and the UK) on sharing of forensic data and hence it will not help...”.

Dabholkar (67), a rationalist and anti-superstition activist, founded the Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti. He was shot dead on June 20, 2013,  by two gunmen near the Omkareshwar temple in Pune.

Pansare (82) was a rationalist and CPI leader. Pansare and his wife Uma were attacked by two motorcycle-borne youths on February 16, 2015, near their residence in Kolhapur. He died four days later.

Kalburgi (76), a noted scholar and writer, had run-ins with right-wing Hindutva groups over the years. He was shot dead on August 30, 2015, at his residence in Dharwad.

The CBI suspected that the same weapon was used in all the killings, and hence had sought information on forensics and ballistics from the Scotland Yard.

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