With various units of the Maharashtra Police failing to make a breakthrough, the probe into the murder of veteran CPI leader Govind Pansare has now been transferred to a Special Investigation Team (SIT).
DGP Sanjeev Dayal said, “The state government has constituted an SIT to probe the case. The decision was taken around three days ago.” The SIT would be headed by IPS officer Sanjay Kumar.
On February 16, the 81-year-old activist was gunned down outside his house in Kolhapur city. He succumbed to his injuries five days later in Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital.
Last week, a special team from the Mumbai Police Crime Branch had revisited the crime spot after it came across numerous “suspicious” calls made within a 5-km radius of the area.
“There were certain calls that the team found suspicious owing to the timing and frequencies. After receiving the details from the service provider, a team was sent to question them. We did not find anything amiss,” a senior police officer told The Indian Express.
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