A Special Investigation Team on Wednesday announced a reward of Rs 10 lakh for information on Sanatan Sanstha activists Sarang Akolkar and Vinay Pawar in connection with the murder of senior Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Govind Panasare.
Panasare and his wife were shot by unidentified persons in February 2015 when they were returning home from their morning walk. While his wife survived, Panasare died at a Mumbai hospital four days later.
The SIT believes both Akolkar and Pawar were involved in Panasare’s murder on February 15, 2015.
“We had submitted the proposal requesting the government to announce a reward of Rs 10 lakh for anyone giving information about Akolkar and Pawar,” said Special Inspector General Vishwas Nagre Patil.
“The government has accepted our proposal “, he said.
The Sanatan activists are untraceable ever since their names cropped up in 2009 Margaon blast that killed two members of the rightwing group.
Pawar, a native of Umbraj in Satara district, along with Akolkar, resident of Pune, are wanted in the Narendra Dabholkar case too.
The CBI in its chargesheet submitted in Pune court has stated that Pawar and Akolkar shot Dabholkar on August 20, 2013.
Phone Numbers to Pass on Info
State Crime Investigation Department (Pune): 020-25634459
Additional Commissioner of Police (Kolhapur): 0231-2656163
Ramesh Dhane, sub-inspector, SIT (Kolhapur): 09823502777