The Bench opined that the transfer of the investigation was necessary to enable the ATS to look at the probe from its angle, as enough time has been given to SIT to conduct the probe.
“The wait for the family of Comrade Pansare has been long, for almost seven years. There is a legitimate expectation not only for the family of Comrade Pansare, but also the public at large, to see that the perpetrators of the ghastly crime, are brought to book. And, this is the responsibility of the investigating machinery, which exists to preserve law and order. It is necessary that investigation is taken to its logical end, failing which, the perpetrators of the crime would be emboldened,” the order stated.