Nimgade murder case: HC directs CBI to file upgraded status report


Nagpur: The Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court on Monday sought an upgraded status report from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the sensational murder of veteran architect Eknath Nimgade.

During the hearing on Monday, the High Court was not satisfied with the status report filed by the CBI. According to the petitioner lawyer Anupam Nimgade, son of the deceased architect, the premier investigating agency is not moving in the right direction while probing the murder case. He said that Nagpur police have made many revelations pertaining to the case. The CBI has been probing from the same angles. Ever since the probe was handed over to the premier investigating agency by the HC on October 17, 2016, there’s been hardly any progress in the murder, the lawyer petitioner pointed out. Subsequently, the High Court directed the CBI to file an upgraded status report in the murder case.

It may be recalled that the architect Eknath Nimgade was shot five times by assailants when he was returning from a morning walk on September 6, 2016, at Lal Imli Chowk in Nagpur. The Tehsil police had registered a case of murder and formed as many as 15 squads to trace the assailants. Eight shots had been fired at him, of which five bullets pierced his body.
After the police failed to find the culprits for a long time, his son and lawyer Anupam Nimgade had approached the judiciary, demanding an inquiry by CBI. His family members had also claimed the police had been pressurizing them to make confessions and were shoddy in their investigations.