Gauri Lankesh murder: Main accused KT Naveen Kumar sent to 5-day SIT custody
BENGALURU: The Bengaluru Justice of the Peace Court docket granted a 5-day custody of most important accused in journalist Gauri Lankesh’s homicide, KT Naveen Kumar. The Particular Investigation Crew (SIT) has been given the custody for the probe.
The 37-year-old had instructed the cops throughout interrogation that he paid Rs 1000 for every bullet for the homicide which was sourced from Uttar Pradesh. Kumar, who hails from Birur city in Chikkamagaluru district, was arrested on February 18 by the SIT of Karnataka Police after he was recognized with the assistance of CCTV footage.
Lankesh was shot useless by unknown by assailants exterior her residence in Bengaluru on September 5 final 12 months. She was the editor of the Gauri Lankesh Patrike, a tabloid recognized for “anti-establishment” views.
The sensational homicide of the journalist had sparked an outrage throughout the nation and triggered a number of protests throughout the nation and particularly in distinguished components of Karnataka.
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had termed the killing of Gauri Lankesh “an onslaught on humanity” and mentioned that his authorities would make sure that the culprits had been dropped at justice.
The federal government is “sincere” in its efforts to seek out these behind the killing and produce them to justice, Siddaramaiah had instructed the Legislative Meeting. “It’s a merciless demise… It’s an onslaught on humanity,” Siddaramaiah mentioned through the obituary reference to Lankesh within the Home.
“We now have nonetheless not been capable of nab those that killed her. A SIT has been shaped to nab them,” he mentioned.
Informing the Meeting that killers of rationalist MM Kalburgi had been additionally but to be discovered, the CM mentioned, “The federal government and investigating group are sincere of their efforts to nab the culprits.”
The Karnataka authorities later shaped a 21-member SIT, led by Inspector Normal of Police B Ok Singh, to analyze the case.