The CBI informed the court that an operation will be carried out within a month to search and retrieve four country-made pistols, which were allegedly dismantled and thrown by the accused into a creek in adjoining Thane district.
Kalaskar, whose name has figured in a series of high profile crimes, was arrested by the Maharashtra ATS in the Palghar arms haul case in August last year. According to the CBI, he was one of two shooters who gunned down rationalist Narendra Dabholkar in Pune in August 2013.
A division bench of Justice S C Dharmadhikari and Justice B P Colabawalla was hearing petitions filed by the family members of murdered rationalists Narendra Dabholkar and Govind Pansare, seeking court supervision in probes conducted by the CBI and state agencies.
The court in 2016 had granted an interim stay on the trial after the Crime Investigation Department (CID) informed it that the CBI, was awaiting forensic reports on the bullets recovered from the scene of the both the killings.