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Dabholkar murder: Court orders framing of charges against four accused

Pune, Sept 7 (UNI): A local court here on Tuesday ordered framing of charges against four accused in connection with the murder case of Narendra Dabholkar.

During court proceedings last week, CBI’s lawyer Prakash Suryawanshi argued that the accused have committed an act of terrorism by killing Narendra Dabholkar in broad daylight.

He had sought an order from Special Judge S R Nawandar for framing of charges against them under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), Arms Act and the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).

Three accused will be charged under Sections 302, 120(b), 34 of IPC along with Section 16 of UAPA and Sections 3(25), 27(1), 27(3) of Arms Act and one accused will be booked under Section 201 of IPC.

Dabholkar, an anti-superstition crusader, was shot dead by two men while he was on a morning walk at the V R Shinde bridge near Omkareshwar temple in Pune on August 20, 2013.

The court has set the next date of hearing to September 15.

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