Virendra Tawde, a Sanatan Sanstha activist arrested in connection with the murder of Narendra Dabholkar in 2013, was on Sunday remanded to CBI custody till June 16.
Tawde, a doctor, associated with right wing Hindu Janajagruti Samiti, was arrested on Friday from his residence at Panvel in Raigad district of Maharashtra and was produced in a Pune court, a day later.
CBI sources said they had been questioning Tawade over the last few days to probe his role in Dabholkar murder case. CBI in its report claimed that Tawde was in constant touch with Akolkar, a wanted in 2009 Goa blast case.
Anti-superstition activist Dabholkar, an Indian rationalist and author was shot dead by unidentified assailants while he was on a morning walk on the bridge near Omkareshwar temple in Pune on August 20, 2013.
He was murdered days after the Maharashtra government assured that it would introduce the anti-superstition Bill – opposed by many right-wing groups as “anti-Hindu.” It was his campaign that led the state government to draft the Bill.