Had the NIA investigated the Malegaon Blasts Case properly, Dr Dabholkar & Pansare Murders could have been prevented: Dr Hamid Dabholar

Published on: December 8, 2016

The first rationalist to be killed, allegedly and in all likelihood by the Sanathan Sanstha was Narayan Dabholkar, while on a morning walk  in Pune, near the Omkreshwar temple, shot dead at point blank range.
 
Dr Hamid Dabholkar, son of Dr Narendra Dabholkar, psychiatrist and state secretary of Maharashtra Andhashradha Nirmulan Samiti (ANIS), today, spoke once again to Mumbai Mirror’s Alka Dhupkar after prime accused Dr Virendra Tawde's wife Nidhi's revelation that she and her husband were routinely administered psychotropic drugs in Sanatan Sanstha's Panvel Ashram.
 
Of the detailed interview which may be read here, this question is pertinent
 
Q. Are you satisfied with the NIA investigation?
 
In the first place, had the NIA investigated the Madgaon bomb blast case in Goa properly, Dr Dabholkar and Pansare murders could have been prevented. From both chargesheets, it is clear that Sarang Akolkar, and Vinay Pawar, both of whom are absconding from the same time, are charged as prime executors.
 
The appeal against the Madgaon bomb blast case order is pending for two and half years in the higher court. So that should be fast tracked. All these agencies India's top two investigating agencies and the SIT, should launch a joint initi ative to trace these absconding accused. Till the time they are free, they will remain a threat to free thinkers and rationalists in the society. However, efforts done by CBI and SIT have definitely led us a couple of steps forward and now the conspiracy behind the two murders is out in the public domain.
 
This reply more than anything else reveals the non-coordination at best, and sinister collusion at worst, between India’s premier investigating agencies on issues of investigating terror cases. Especially when outfits with linkages to the extreme Hindu right have been identified. The delay in the appeal to the judgement in the Malegaon blasts case is also long overdue.
 
How can there be faith in the system if justice is not seen to be done?