Pansare murder case: Maharashtra police prepares a sketch, confident of cracking the case soon
Veteran Communist leader and anti-toll tax campaigner Govind Pandharinath Pansare
The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the murder of veteran CPI leader Govind Pansare has prepared a fresh sketch of an alleged assailant in the case.
The police have also zeroed down on a few groups and suspect that the accused fled to Karnataka after committing the crime. If sources are to be believed the cops have a few definite leads and are close to cracking the case.
Sources claim the sketch is prepared based on the enhanced CCTV footage given by London. On February 16, the 81-year-old activist was gunned down outside his house in Sagar Mala locality of Kolhapur city and five days later succumbed to his injuries at Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital.
The police managed to procure CCTV footage of the near-by areas but owing to its poor quality they were sent to London for enhancement. The footage given by London has given a new impetus to the probe which had hit a dead end.
“The person seen in the enhanced CCTV footage is a youth sporting a beard. Based on it a sketch has been prepared. We have narrowed down on a few suspects and have leads that points that the accused fled to Karnataka. There are a few theories we are working on and we might get a breakthrough very soon,” a senior police officer told The Indian Express. The police have not made the sketch public and has circulated only amongst its officers and close informant network.
With the various agencies failing to get a breakthrough in the case, in April the State government constituted a SIT headed by IPS officer Sanjay Kumar to probe the case.
Source:: Indian Express