A lawyer, Sanjiv Punalekar, has been accused of advising Sharad Kalaskar, one of the two alleged shooters of Dabholkar, on how to dismantle the firearm used in the murder. Kalaskar is also an accused in the 2017 murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh.
The bench said the investigating officers should be cautious before the trial court or otherwise, especially to the members of the public, including media, and should not reveal the minute details at this stage.
Dabholkar (67) was shot dead by two assailants at the Omkareshwar bridge in Pune on August 20, 2013. The CBI had alleged that Punalekar had instructed Kalaskar to dismantle a set of firearms, including the one used in Dabholkar’s murder.