“It is impossible for someone to remain in hiding for so long in today’s time,” he said.
The bench also directed the two probe agencies to take note of the above suggestions and submit fresh progress reports by the next date of hearing on September 13.
It directed the petitioners, the family members of the deceased rationalists, to submit an affidavit listing their demand that the state Home secretary and the CBI director be made directly accountable for the probe.
Both the probe agencies, meanwhile, said they were hunting for the killers.
Dabholkar was shot dead on August 20, 2013 in Pune while he was on a morning walk.
Pansare was shot at on February 16, 2015 in Kolhapur and succumbed to his injuries on February 20 that year.
The high court has been hearing petitions filed by the kin of the two seeking court monitored investigations in both the cases.
( Source – PTI )