Though they were granted bail in the Dabholkar murder case, Kale, Bangera and Degevekar will not be released as they were also arrested by the Karnataka police in connection with Gauri Lankesh murder case.
A division bench of Justice S C Dharmadhikari and Justice Bharati Dangre said: “If files are pending with the headquarters of the CBI, then those manning the headquarters should be apprised of the orders of this court and the anxiety expressed therein from time to time.”
According to the sources, the probe has also revealed that the accused were planning to set up an arms factory in Belgaum, Karnataka. Both Kale and Bangera have also been arrested by the Karnataka SIT for their role in the murder of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh.
On the morning of February 16, 2015, Pansare and his wife Uma were shot at by two bike-borne assailants while they were returning from their morning walk, in Kolhapur. Pansare succumbed to his injuries four days later.