Pune: As part of an investigation, Pune police will collect voice samples of two Shiv Sena leaders. The samples will throw light on the duo’s role in "hatching a conspiracy" to incite violence on December 28, 2010 when a bandh was observed here to protest the removal of Dadoji Kondadev's statue. Kondadev is considered to be mentor of King Shivaji.

Police had booked party MLC Neelam Gorhe and Milind Narvekar, personal secretary to Sena Executive president Uddhav Thackeray purportedly deliberating a plan to disturb law and order in the city and setting buses on fire during the bandh. This allegation was labeled against them when their alleged telephonic conversation was intercepted on December 27. Later they were granted bail.
 
Investigating police inspector Suhas Nadgouda told media persons on Thursday that he received a court order on Wednesday granting permission to collect voice samples of Gorhe and Narvekar to corroborate the evidence contained in the CD of the taped conversation.

"The time and date of obtaining the voice samples has not been fixed so far," he added.

According to the complaint registered by police, Narvekar had allegedly instructed Gorhe in Pune to mobilise the Sena activists on the bandh day to set buses on fire and manage a TV crew to take shots of the trouble spots.

(Agencies)