Gauri Lankesh murder: SIT arrests two more people
Karnataka

Gauri Lankesh murder: SIT arrests two more people

Bengaluru, Aug 10 (UNI): The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Karnataka police set up to investigate into the murder of Journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh, have taken into custody two people from Padubidri in Udupi District of Karnataka on Thursday.

Sources said that the arrested were identified as Sandesh Shetty Padebettu and Yuvaraj Kanchinadka who are said to be members of right wing organisation Hindu Jagarana Vedike. On definite information the SIT team left here and took the two into custody from their respective houses.

On Wednesday, the team had taken into custody an hotelier from Belagavi for questioning. It was alleged that the arrested was an active member of Shiv Pratishtan Hindustan, another right wing organisation led by Manohar alias Sambhaji Bhidhe of Maharashtra.

It was alleged that he had provided shelter to the main accused Parashuram Waghmare, who had allegedly taken shooting training in Belagavi. The SIT had found that Waghmare was given arms training by alleged kingpin Amol Kale in Belagavi. The chargesheet against K.T. Naveen Kumar, the first person to be arrested, also mentions that several conspiracy meetings were held in Belagavi and Kumar had met other co-conspirators here.

All the three will be brought to the city and after questioning, if their involvement was established, they may be arrested, the sources added. The SIT team has already arrested 11 people in connection with the case and further investigation is in progress. UNI