Anti-superstition activist Shyam Manav here said that detractors attempted to end his life as well like rationalist Dr Narendra Dabholkar, who spearheaded a movement against black magic practises and superstitions as he was a soft target.
A PIL in the Bombay High Court on Friday sought action against: former Pune Police Commissioner Gulabrao Pol for allegedly taking the help of 'tantriks' (occultists) to crack the murder of anti-superstition activist Narendra Dabholkar.
The Pune police on Tuesday produced before the Bombay High Court the original `case diaries` in the probe relating to the murder of anti-superstition activist Narendra Dabholkar, complyng with its direction.
The Bombay High Court issued notice to the CBI on a PIL urging probe by an independent agency into murder of anti-superstition activist Narendra Dabholkar to find out whether Hindu right-wing activists were involved in the crime.
The political landscape in Maharashtra in 2013 saw Sharad Pawar`s NCP seeking to outmanoeuvre Congress, an agitation by sugarcane growers and tussle between the government and Opposition over alleged corruption in irrigation projects.
Maharashtra Assembly on Friday passed the much-awaited Bill that seeks to curb black magic and other superstitious practices, a step that comes over four months after the murder of noted rationalist Narendra Dabholkar, who fought relentlessly for such a law.