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Activists Pawar, Pangarkar in judicial custody till Sep 21

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

A court here sent suspected right-wing activist and former to judicial custody till September 21.

The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) had arrested Pangarkar on August 19 and Pawar on August 24 and the duo were produced Thursday before after their police remand ended.

The court remanded them to judicial custody till September 21 after the ATS made no further arguments seeking their custody.

Earlier, the ATS had claimed that Pawar had carried out reconnaissance of houses of certain persons including slain rationalist Narendra Dabholkar's daughter Mukta, activist and NCP MLA

Pangarkar, the ATS had told the court, was providing training for making arms in Jalna. His name was also found in a diary seized from an accused who is in the custody of the police in connection with a high-profile murder case.

Besides, Pawar and Pangarkar, ATS had arrested three more persons- Vaibhav Raut, and - in connection with seizure of explosives, arms and ammunition from various places in the second week of August.

The accused were booked under relevant provisions of the Explosives Act, the Explosive Substances Act and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

While Raut and Gondhalekar are currently in judicial remand, Kalaskar is in CBI custody in connection with his alleged role in the killing of Dabholkar.

The CBI has claimed that it was Kalaskar who opened fire first on Dabholkar.

The 67-year-old anti-superstition crusader was shot dead by two motorcycle-borne men while he was on a morning walk on the in Pune on August 20, 2013.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, September 06 2018. 20:00 IST