In the Narendra Dabolkar murder case, CBI has invoked Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) sections concerning to acts of terror against the accused who have been arrested.
CBI disclosed this information to Judicial Magistrate (First Class) S M A Sayyad here in Maharashtra on Monday.
“The central probing agency told the court that it has invoked sections 15 and 16 (acts of terror) of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) against the accused persons,” public prosecutor Vijaykumar Dhakane was quoted as saying.
“The 90-day period for filing the supplementary chargesheet against the other five accused arrested a few months back is getting over on November 18,” Dhakane said. “Now, since the UAPA sections have been invoked, the CBI will get an extension of another 90 days to file the chargesheet against the accused in the case.”
Six people—ENT surgeon Virendrasinh Tawde, Sachin Andure and Sharad Kalaskar, Rajesh Bangera and Amol Kale and Amit Digvekar—relating to the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti have been arrested in the murder case.
—India Legal Bureau