Senior police officer Pratap Dighavkar was called to the Pune office of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday in connection with the murder of RTI activist Satish Shetty in 2010. Dighavkar,who was superintendent of police (Pune rural) when the murder took place,is now a zonal DCP in Mumbai.
Superintendent of police with CBI in Pune Vidya Kulkarni said,Dighavkar was called to CBI office on Thursday. It was in connection with the murder of Satish Shetty. Dighavkar then headed the Pune rural police. Kulkarni, however,refused to reveal whether he was called for an inquiry or just recording of a statement. I would not like to comment on it, she said. Sources with CBI said Dighavkar came to the CBI office in the morning and was there till late evening.
In April,a CBI team had conducted searches at the house of Vandana Murhe who owned a newspaper stall where Shetty was murdered. Last month,a court in Pune had granted permission to CBI to conduct polygraph (lie detector) test on 10 people.
Talegaon-based RTI activist Shetty was stabbed to death in front of a newspaper stall in Talegaon in January 2010. The case was initially investigated by the Talegan Dabhade police station under Pune rural police and was later transferred to the CBI.