The special investigation team of Maharashtra police probing CPI leader Govind Pansare murder case, today told a court in Kolhapur, Maharashtra that it has during a search at the ashram of Panvel-based Sanatan Sanstha found some drugs which could affect the nervous system.
It also said that Vinay Pawar, an absconding accused who the CBI has said was the shooter in Narendra Dabholkar murder case, was a suspect in this case too.
The SIT produced ENT doctor Virendra Tawde, earlier arrested by the CBI in the Dabholkar case, before Kolhapur magistrate V B Kalpagar who extended his custody till September 16.
The CBI had yesterday filed a charge sheet in a Pune court against Tawde, alleging that he was a main conspirator in the 2013 murder of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar.
It has already arrested Sameer Gaikwad, a Sanatan Sanstha 'disciple', in the case.
Seeking Tawde's further custody in Pansare case, the SIT said that Pawar is a third suspect.
Pansare, a rationalist, and his wife were shot while on morning walk in Kolhapur on February 16, 2015. Pansare died four days later while his wife survived.