Noted activist Medha Patkar on Tuesday demanded that the Dr Narendra Dabholkar murder case be handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) without any delay. She said this should have been done much earlier.
Patkar told media persons here that the murder was a well-planned conspiracy. She claimed that Dabholkar died because of the delay by the state government in getting the Anti-Jaadu Tona bill passed . Despite threats to his life, Dabholkar was not provided with any security by the government, she added.
The activist said it is well-known who opposed Dabholkar’s views and who opposed Dabholkar’s campaign against superstition. These people have consistently written against Dabholkar before he was killed, she added. Patkar said, “This weed
(violence) has to be uprooted urgently from society.”
She said the police department has to be blamed for lack of progress in the investigation even one month after the murder. Despite lack of clues with the police department, there is insistence on keeping the case with it. It is better that the investigation is handed over to the CBI as early as possible. The government has came out with the Anti-Jaadu Tona Ordinance after the murder and it should not delay the decision of handing over the case to the CBI.