Anti-toll activist and senior Communist leader Govind Pansare succumbed to the bullet injuries at the Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai late last night. He was 82. Dean of Mumbai’s JJ Jospital Dr. Tatayarao Lahane said that Pansare’s condition worsened after bleeding in lungs, and he could not be revived from there-on. Our correspondent reports that Pansare’s body would be flown back to Kolhapur this morning for the last rites.
Communist Party of India leader Ajit Abhyankar and Social Activist Baba Adhav have reacted sharply to the death of the veteran leader and said that the Government should spend no efforts to nab the culprits.
An intensive search drive has already been launched by the police and twenty teams have been deployed to nab the culprits. The dastardly attack led to commotion resulting in demonstrations in different parts of the state.