Conditional bail granted to Vikram Bhave who was arrested for allegedly involved in conspiracy to kill Dr. Narendra Dabholkar

Mr. Vikram Bhave, Hindu Vidhidnya Parishad

Mumbai – The author of the book ‘Invisible Hand Behind the Malegaon Bomb Blast’ and a member of the Hindu Vidhidnya Parishad, Mr. Vikram Bhave was granted conditional bail by the Mumbai High Court on 6th May. On 25th May 2019, Vikram Bhave was arrested. He was accused of helping Sachin Andure and Sharad Kalaskar do recce. The Court had reserved its decision after hearing the case. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had moved the Court seeking stay of Bhave’s bail; however, the court rejected the application. A Division Bench of Justice S S Shinde and Justice Manish Pitale passed the order. Bhave was granted bail.

While granting bail to Bhave, the Court imposed further restrictions on him with a bond of Rs 1 lakh and one or two guarantors of the same amount. He will not be allowed to go outside the jurisdiction of the NIA court, he should remain present at the Police station regularly for a week and then twice a week for the next 2 months, till the completion of the trial. Mr. Bhave’s passport will be handed over to the Central Investigation Department. Witnesses should not be pressured in any way, he should not contact the victim’s family in any way and should not tamper with the evidence, and should not be involved in any such crime, the Court said. “Violation of any of these conditions will result in cancellation of bail,” the Bench said in its decision.

Details of case

1. Sarang Akolkar and Vinay Pawar were the main accused in the Dr. Narendra Dabholkar murder case. The investigation said that Dr. Virendrasinh Tawde had assisted them.

2. The investigation team later arrested Sachin Andure and Sharad Kalaskar and said that they were the main accused in the Dabholkar murder case.

3. Advocate Sanjeev Punalekar and Vikram Bhave were arrested eight and a half months after the alleged statement made by Sharad Kalaskar on 12th October 2018.

Whose invisible hand is trying to involve Vikram Bhave ? – Advocate Virendra Ichalkaranjikar, National President, Hindu Vidhidnya Parishad

Advocate Virendra Ichalkaranjikar

The bail granted to Vikram Bhave, the author of the book and the Right to Information Activist by the High Court is certainly welcome. Bhave has exposed many scams in Banganga dam. This battle is not over, it is ongoing. Even before this, in the year 2013, there was a failed attempt to involve Vikram Bhave. Whose invisible hand is trying to implicate him ? It must be discovered now.