Pune : Police has been able to achieve some bit of success in the case of CPI leader Govind Pansare who was shot by unidentified assailants in Kolhapur in the month of February. Technical surveillance helped force in trying to decode some bit of loose ends and tighten them together leading to a person named Sameer Vishnu Gaikwad from Sangli in Maharashtra.
Gaikwad is an active member of Sanatan Sanstha who was tracked down by police personnel from Kolhapur and Sangli in a joint team effort. Mobile trails lead to his nabbing and he has been taken into police custody for an initial term of 7 days.
Refraining from holding him directly responsible for the shootout, Police maintained that Gaikwad may be a very important link in the crime sequence and would eventually lead the investigation in the right direction.
Pansare and his wife were shot at by assailants riding a motorcycle near his house in Kolhapur on February 16. He succumbed to his injuries five days later in a hospital in Mumbai.
82-year old Pansare was known for his advocacy for the rights of people from the lowest strata of society.