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Dabholkar murder case: Accused Vikram Bhave's bail application rejected

File photo of Narendra Dabholkar. Photograph:( ANI )

ANI Pune, Maharashtra Aug 17, 2019, 08.34 PM (IST)

Pune Sessions Court on Saturday rejected the bail application of Vikram Bhave, an accused in the Narendra Dabholkar murder case.

In June, during the course of hearing, Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) Prakash Suryavanshi, appearing for the CBI, contended that accused Bhave helped the assailants to escape.

The CBI had arrested Bhave and another accused Sanjeev Punalekar from Mumbai on May 25 in connection with the murder case.

Punalekar is also an advocate for the case and has been advocating for many right-wing accused in different cases.

Founder of the Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti (MANS), Dabholkar was shot dead by bike-borne assailants while returning home from a morning walk on August 20, 2013.