Narendra Dabholkar

  • Police submit 'case diaries' in Dabholkar killing before HC 04-03-2014 05:29 PM

    The Pune police on Tuesday produced before the Bombay High Court the original 'case diaries' in the probe relating to the murder of anti-superstition activist Narendra Dabholkar, complyng with its direction. The bench headed by Justice P V Hardas, however, asked police to submit a photostat copy of the case...
  • Shiv Sena-BJP threaten to disrupt governor's budget speech 23-02-2014 09:06 PM

    The opposition Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday threatened to disrupt Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan's budget session speech Monday over four crucial issues, including the Adarsh Society scam. The opposition boycotted Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan's customary session-eve tea party Sunday evening and demanded replies to four crucial issues, including rejection...
  • Dabholkar murder case: Bombay HC issues notice to CBI on PIL urging probe 11-02-2014 04:51 PM

    The Bombay High Court on Tuesday issued notice to CBI on a PIL urging probe by an independent agency into murder of anti-superstition activist Narendra Dabholkar to find out whether Hindu right-wing activists were involved in the crime. A division bench headed by Justice P V Hardas also allowed petitioner...
  • Pune: Narendra Dabholkar murder case cracked, 2 arrested 21-01-2014 10:23 AM

    Five months after he was brutally shot dead in Pune, the police have cracked rationalist Narendra Dabholkar's murder case. Two people have been arrested on the basis of a ballistic report of the gun used in the murder. ...
  • Pune: Police arrest two in Narendra Dabholkar murder case 20-01-2014 10:54 PM

    Two persons have been arrested in connection with the sensational murder of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar, Pune police said on Monday. Additional Commissioner of Police S Solunke said Manish Nagori and Vikas Khandelwal were arrested. They were reportedly engaged in illegal sale of firearms. The two accused are already under arrest...
  • Narendra Dabholkar murder: Bombay HC bench recuses from hearing PIL 06-01-2014 05:43 PM

    A bench of Bombay High Court on Monday recused itself from hearing a PIL seeking a probe by National Investigating Agency into the killing of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar in Pune last year. "Not before me", said a bench headed by Justice NH Patil when the matter came up for hearing...
  • Maharashtra: Anti-superstition bill tabled in state Assembly 11-12-2013 08:34 PM

    Nagpur: The Maharashtra government on Wednesday tabled the anti-superstition bill in the state Assembly during the ongoing winter session in Nagpur. This bill seeks to replace the anti-superstition ordinance that was promulgated in the wake of the killing of noted rationalist and anti-superstition crusader Narendra Dabholkar. The proposed bill's ordinance...
  • Two detained in Goa for Narendra Dabholkar murder 07-12-2013 11:11 AM

    Pune Crime Branch has taken into custody two persons from Goa for questioning in connection with the murder of noted rationalist Narendra Dabholkar. The duo, hiding at a feast venue at Old Goa near here, was detained on December 3, Goa Deputy Inspector General of Police O P Mishra said...
  • Cops rule out right wing involvement in Dabholkar murder 29-11-2013 09:01 PM

    Mumbai: Police in the Maharashtra city of Pune on Friday ruled out the involvement of any right wing group in the murder of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar over three months ago. In an affidavit filed in the Bombay High Court on Friday, Pune police said that doctor-turned-social activist Dabholkar also did...
  • NIA tells HC it cannot investigate Dabholkar's murder 15-10-2013 07:47 PM

    The NIA,on Tuesday, informed the Bombay High Court that it cannot probe into the murder of anti-superstition activist Dr Narendra Dabholkar as the offence fell under the IPC and was not covered under the purview of NIA Act. Dabholkar, who spearheaded anti-superstition movement, was shot dead on August 20 by...
  • Now, a short film to spread rationalist Dabholkar's message 12-10-2013 04:29 PM

    Pune: A short film made to support the anti-superstition mission undertaken by slain rationalist Narendra Dabholkar will now become a vehicle for propagating the cause for which he campaigned relentlessly. A Mumbai-based duo - Amandeep Singh and Amarnath Chandaliya - closely associated with Dabholkar, has produced an 18-minute film titled...
  • Foolish to seek CBI probe into Dabholkar murder: Shiv Sena 21-09-2013 01:23 PM

    Shiv Sena said on Saturday that it would be "foolish" to demand a CBI probe into the murder of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar. Noting that police have been unable to nab the killers even a month later, the party, however, said it was willing to trust Home Minister R R Patil...
  • Narendra Dabholkar murder: A month on, no arrests made 20-09-2013 10:21 AM

    Pune: With no arrests even a month after rationalist Narendra Dabholkar's murder, a PIL now seeks transfer of the case to NIA, saying that the Maharshtra government was aware of threats to Dabholkar. "We are not satisfied with the probe. We are unhappy that even after one month, the killers...
  • Narendra Dabholkar's murder could be state-sponsored: Raj Thackeray 19-09-2013 03:17 PM

    Expressing anguish over no breakthrough in rationalist Narendra Dabholkar murder case even after a month, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Thursday alleged the killing could be "state-sponsored" one. "Since there is no breakthrough in the murder case of Narendra Dabholkar, the needle of suspicion is pointing towards...
  • Dabholkar aides to take rationalist movement on national level 14-09-2013 06:22 PM

    Pune: Supporters of Narendra Dabholkar's rationalist movement will now seek support of various political parties to press for a law in states to eradicate superstition-based malpractices. A delegation of Maharashtra Andhshraddha Nirmulan Samiti (MANS), the anti-superstition organisation founded by Dabholkar - who was shot dead in Punein August - will...
  • Maharashtra: 10-member delegation seeks Governor's help in bringing Dabholkar's killers to justice 04-09-2013 10:05 AM

    A 10-member delegation of various political leaders and activists on Tuesday sought the Maharashtra Governor's intervention to bring the killers of renowned rationalist and activist Dr Narendra Dabholkar to justice. A delegation comprising Prakash Ambedkar, N D Patil, MLC Kapil Patil and CPI's Prakash Reddy met Governor K Sankaranarayanan at...
  • Narendra Dabholkar death: Pune police releases sketch of 2nd suspect 02-09-2013 06:50 PM

    Pune: Pune police on Monday released the sketch of the second suspect in Pune rationalist Dr Narendra Dabholkar's murder case. Sources told that the perpetrators can be seen in the CCTV footage collected from seven locations. The ballistics report is also expected on Monday. Earlier, a Sanatan Sanstha worker was...
  • Govt doing everything to nab Dabholkar's killers, says CM Chavan 31-08-2013 08:09 PM

    Amid mounting criticism over police failure to nab rationalist Narendra Dabholkar's killers, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, on Saturday, said the state government was doing "all it can" to solve the murder case which has let to public outrage in the state. "We are making concerted efforts...we are doing everything...
  • Police failed to nab real culprits in Dabholkar murder case: Sanatan Sanstha 30-08-2013 05:51 PM

    Hindu right-wing outfit Sanatan Sanstha, whose name has cropped up in connection with the assassination of renowned rationalist Narendra Dabholkar, said in Mumbai on Fridaythat police investigation into the case is not heading in the "right" direction. Hitting out at Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaders for allegedly hiding the accused,...
  • Dabholkar murder: Pune police quizzes Sanatan Sanstha worker 29-08-2013 12:40 PM

    Pune: Pune police on Wednesday picked a Sanatan Sanstha worker from Goa as part of its probe into the murder of anti-superstition activist Narendra Dabholkar. The Sanatan Sanstha worker has been brought from Goa to Pune fro preliminary enquiries. However, the police have denied that anyone from the Sanstha has...
  • Dabholkar murder: Uddhav Thackeray accuses Maharashtra of vilifying Hindu groups 25-08-2013 07:37 PM

    Accusing the Maharashtra government of being lax in arresting culprits involved in rationalist Narendra Dabholkar's murder, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said the government was bent on "maligning" the image of Hindu organisations by linking them to the killing. "The perpetrators of Dabholkar's murder are still at large...
  • Maharashtra bans black magic, superstitious practices 25-08-2013 11:55 AM

    Maharashtra heralds a progressive new era with a comprehensive law banning black magic, witchcraft and other superstitious practices coming into effect, officials said on Sunday. Governor K Sankaranarayanan signed an Ordinance on Saturday evening which will curb all these practices, and award stringent punishment for practitioners. Maharashtra is the first...
  • CCTV footage of assailants released in Dabholkar murder case 25-08-2013 09:35 AM

    Mumbai: In a crucial development in the case of the murder of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar on August 20, Maharashtra police have released CCTV footage of the two alleged assailants on bike. The footage which shows the assailants on the bike was recorded around 6:30 am before the incident happened at...
  • Anti-superstition ordinance promulgated in Maharashtra after Dabholkar's murder 24-08-2013 11:06 PM

    The anti black magic and superstition ordinance has been promulgated in Maharashtra, four days after the murder of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar in Pune. Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan has given his assent to the anti black magic and superstition ordinance. "The ordinance has been promulgated," a Raj Bhavan spokesperson said in...
  • Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan signs anti-superstition ordinance 24-08-2013 08:58 PM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan has given his assent to the anti black magic and superstition ordinance. The move is likely to relieve preassure from the Maharashtra government which has been under severe criticism for the delay in the Bill. The state government on Wednesday had cleared a proposal to...
  • Dabholkar killing probe heading in right direction: RR Patil 23-08-2013 07:56 PM

    The probe in the murder case of rationalist Dr Narendra Dabholkar is heading in the right direction, Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil said in Mumbai on Friday. "Investigation into the Dabholkar murder case is on the right track. The case will be cracked soon," Patil assured a delegation of journalists....
  • Dabholkar murder: Centre rejects Maharashtra plea to ban Abhinav Bharat 22-08-2013 08:05 PM

    New Delhi: The Centre has turned down the Maharashtra government's proposal to ban Abhinav Bharat, a right wing outfit accused of carrying out a bomb attack at Malegaon in 2008. The government, however, is yet to make up its mind on banning the Sanatan Sanstha, a group blamed by many...
  • Dabholkar's killing: Rajya Sabha seeks for a House resolution 22-08-2013 04:53 PM

    The killing of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar reverberated in Rajya Sabha on Thursday with members cutting across party lines condemning it and seeking a House resolution while a Congress member demanded banning right wing extremist "organizations like Sanathan Sanstha". Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Hussain Dalwai (Cong) said that merely...
  • Anti-superstition bill forces responsible for Dabholkar's killing: Prithviraj Chavan 22-08-2013 03:38 PM

    Blaming opponents of the anti-superstition bill for the killing of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has said organisations behind such acts should be be isolated and their activities stopped. Amid spontaneous public outrage and grief over 69-year-old Dabholkar's killing in Pune on Tuesday, the state government on...