Kolhapur, Nov 22 (UNI) Police custody of Amol Kale, the key accused in the Communist Party of India(CPI) senior leader Govindrao Pansare’s murder case, has been extended by seven days to November 29.
The Special Investigations Team (SIT) produced Kale before magistrate Ms SA Raul, as his seven days’ custody ended on Thursday.
His custody was extended by the Judicial magistrate Raul.
Public Prosecutor Harshad Nimbalkar said that SIT was progressing in the right direction but seven days were not sufficient for investigation into such a sensational case.
Taking a strong objection to extension of further PC defence lawyer Sameer Patwardhan said that during the seven days PC of accused Kale, SIT could not progress even by one per cent, in Com Pansare murder case.
Mr Patwardhan told the court that suspected accused Kale was innocent and not to spoil him in jail by extending further PC.
He cited examples of suspected accused Sameer Gaikwad and Dr Virendrasing Tawade, who were arrested in Com Pansare murder case as suspected accused number one and two respectively, but during the investigation, SIT could not get any prompt evidences against them.
The accused Sameer has been released on conditional bail now and accused Tawade was in Yerwada jail now, as suspected accused in Dr Narendra Dabholkar murder case, even though he got a bail in Com Pansare murder case.
On this ground, same method has been used by SIT in accused Kale.
So there was no need to extend PC further.
Completing the arguments, the judge ordered to extend the PC further by seven days till November 29.
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