Gauri Lankesh murder case: SIT Arrested two more suspects from Hubli,suspects sent to 14-day police custody.
The Special Investigation Team (SIT) has arrested two more suspects from Hubli in connection with the Gauri Lankesh murder case.
Amit and Ganesh were arrested from Hubli on Sunday and were produced before the third Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) court on Monday.The court has sent them into police custody till August 6.
The two suspects has been identified as Amit Raghavendra Baddi and Ganesh Miski both residents of Hubballi,were arrested yesterday.He was arrested during the interrogation of one of the other seven suspects in custody, Mohan Naik, who reportedly revealed his role in the conspiracy and based on his statement we have arrested both and they were produced before a metropolitan court, which remanded them in SIT custody till August 6 for further investigation,an investigating officer told media persons.
However, some police sources said Baddi and Miski had helped in recceing the area before Lankesh was shot dead on September 5 last year.
Baddi was said to be a goldsmith by profession, while Miski was into incense stick manufacturing business.
Nine suspects have been arrested in the case so far.
Lankesh was shot dead right in front of her Rajarajeshwari Nagar residence in Bengaluru.
Besides Baddi and Miski, the SIT has arrested K T Naveen Kumar alias Hotte Manja,Amol Kale,Amit Degwekar, Parashuram Waghmare,Sujith Kumar, Manohar Edave and Mohan Naik. Waghmare had allegedly shot dead Lankesh.
In June, SIT had filed a chargesheet against local gun runner, K.T. Naveen Kumar and Praveen, among others in the case.
A forensic report submitted to a Bengaluru court said that the same gun was used to kill Lankesh and Kannada writer MM Kalburgi, who was assassinated in Dharwad in Karnataka, in 2015.
Lankesh, a Left-leaning journalist-activist was said to have raised the hackles of the Hindu right with her strong views against hardline Hindutva.
Police suspects their involvement in the killing of rationalist M M Kalburgi in Karnataka’s Dharwad. It is also trying to ascertain if they had any role in the killing of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar and CPI leader Govind Pansare in Maharashtra.