Govind Pansare murder case: SIT files chargesheet against Hindu group member Virendra Tawde

On February 16, 2015, two motorcycle-borne persons shot at Pansare and his wife around 9 am when the couple was on a walk near their residence in Ideal Society, Sagarmal, in Kolhapur.

By: Express Web Desk | Published:November 29, 2016 5:02 pm
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The Special Investigation Team, probing the Govind Pansare murder case, on Tuesday filed a chargesheet against Dr Virendra Tawde of the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS), an offshoot of right wing group Sanatan Sanstha. According to sources, based on the statement given by Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Pansare’s wife Uma, the SIT has identified two members of Sanatan Sanstha as the assailants.

On February 16, 2015, two motorcycle-borne persons shot at Pansare and his wife around 9 am when the couple was on a walk near their residence in Ideal Society, Sagarmal, in Kolhapur. This is the first time Uma Pansare has identified the men. A bullet hit Uma in the head, causing a fracture in her skull. She survived but suffered a paralysis. Shot with a 7.65 mm firearm, Pansare died four days later on February 20.

This is the second murder case in which Tawde, an ENT specialist and alleged western region commander of HJS, has been identified as the “key conspirator”.

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    farzi kumar
    Nov 29, 2016 at 5:17 pm
    Dear tawade before being arrested kill two three more communist leaders. Make sure to shoot atleast one bullet in their back so the comrades can see lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;#L@alG@and of their leader atleast oncelt;br/gt;Sincerly, bhakt
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      Anuj Kapoor
      Nov 29, 2016 at 11:42 am
      Congratulations Indian Express for hitting a new low .... by call this Sanstha as Hindu Group. So going forward do we expect that IE would be publishing religion leanings of all terrorist organisation ??? THe RP Goenka award for journalism should certainly go to the current IE editors and the news bureau staff so that at least the great man (RPG) may wonder "what monster he had created"
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        Bhuvan Raz
        Nov 29, 2016 at 4:32 pm
        Imagine what would have happened if it was Middle East or even Pak ro Bangla.
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          Bhuvan Raz
          Nov 29, 2016 at 4:34 pm
          What else can you expect from this? Pure bias! Had any journo seriously tried to put what provoked these killers? It is not that I write and speak whatever I want and and none should touch me! There will be different people in the society with different levels of tolerance.
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            Bhuvan Raz
            Nov 29, 2016 at 4:36 pm
            Yes, the truth is you are writing with a fake name but your true colors are clear! Middle East mentality
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              Jai
              Nov 29, 2016 at 6:32 pm
              Also need to take down the extended network the HJS and its extended family connection and mother ship the Santhan (Dharma) Sanstha. Don't full the public by saying that act of Godse was isolated and not backed by the group.
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                Jai
                Nov 29, 2016 at 6:29 pm
                There are few Taliban (=fundamentalist or extremist) in every group. Just as majority of every group are Good People.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Will the Hindutva Janata Party take action against all Taliban whether Hindu or Muslim ?
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                  Bharat Maa
                  Nov 29, 2016 at 12:59 pm
                  Bhakt hurt by the truth
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                    sawan
                    Nov 29, 2016 at 12:23 pm
                    How dare IE claim that HINDU Janajagruti Samiti (HJS), an offshoot of right wing group Sanatan Sanstha is a Hindu group?
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                      sawan
                      Nov 30, 2016 at 2:16 pm
                      Was Pansare from the Middle East? Or, all the "award wapsi" authors? My name is as fake as yours, Bhuvan Raz, indeed!
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                        sawan
                        Nov 30, 2016 at 2:23 pm
                        You criticise the "Middle East mentality" but you suffer from the same. When has "what provoked these killers" argument reduced the culpability of a murderer like say, Nathuam Godse? lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Yes, one can speak "whatever he wants" and he expects "none should touch him" because that is the protection a State provides. Only those in the "middle east" consider this as blasphemy punsihable with death. Now do you see you belong there, fake name Bhuvan Raz?
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