CBI team questioned acussed Tawde’s wife in Dalbolkar murder case


Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials on Tuesday in Panvel questioned  Nidhi Tawde, wife of Dr Virendrasinh Tawde, an accused in murder of Pune-based rationalist Dr Narendra Dabholkar.

Just after Nidhi’s interrogation a search was conducted by  the CBI at the couple’s Panvel residence, sources said.   Earlier, the agency had said that “ Tawde was suspected to be the chief architect of Dabholkar's murder and that interrogation of his wife and some known associates was on the cards.”

It was founded by  CBI that Nidhi, a doctor might have frustrated with his husband’s activities. Tawde is Hindu Janjagruti Samiti's (HJS) chief coordinator and speaker for the controversial Sanatan Sanstha (SS).

After the incident happened, a team of CBI  tried to cross question  her wife Nidhi but she was out of the country. She had been visiting her sister in London and returned to Panvel on Monday”, said agency officials.

"It was a preliminary examination. If the need arises, she will be questioned again," said a CBI official.

According to sources, Nidhi too is believed to be involved with these organisations.

The CBI officials said, “the couple was in touch with each other, but because of his Sanstha-related activities, Tawde mostly lived in an ashram. Both SS and HJS encourage their members to focus on the Hindutva cause and not be distracted by family life.”

Between 2010 and 2012, Tawde attended arms training session in Goa as well as in Sangli and Pune.