Gauri Lankesh murder: Accused sent to SIT custody for 5 days

Gauri Lankesh murder: Accused sent to SIT custody for 5 days

Confirming the first arrest in the case, the SIT's Investigating Officer and DCP M.N. Anucheth said: "Naveen Kumar has been arrested and is an accused, but not accused number one".

In this way after cross-examination, the SIT testing Lankesh's murder brought Naveen into their guardianship on March 2 to address him. Naveen was supposed to have helped Gauri's killers source weapons and ammunition. The SIT named Praveen, yet to be arrested, as the second accused.

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The Bengaluru Magistrate court on Friday sent T Naveen Kumar, an accused in the Gauri Lankesh murder case, to Special Investigation Team (SIT) custody for five days. The shooter and his accomplice reportedly took a route from Nayandahalli towards PES College campus and then took a right turn to reach the rear side of Gauri's residence at Ideal Home Layout from where they positioned themselves to ambush Gauri when she returned home from work.

A senior police officer speaking on anonymity told global media that K.T. Naveen Kumar is a member of the Sanatan Sanstha, a group that gained prominence after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party came into power in 2014.

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Lankesh, the Editor of "Lankesh Patrike", was shot dead by an unidentified man wearing a helmet while the suspect who rode the motorcycle was also not identitfied.

In an interview to Reuters in 2015, the members of the Sanatan Sanstha said they were preparing for the advent of a divine Hindu kingdom in India. Just because he was in possession of the book does not mean he had links to Sanathan Sanstha. The court, however, granted him bail in the arms case. It was at this time that the prosecutor handed over a sealed envelope to the court and elaborated that Naveen had been officially arrested by the SIT in the Gauri Lankesh murder case. The radical outfit has been linked in Maharashtra in the murder case of rationalists Narendra Dabholkar and Govind Pansare. Naveen's family has maintained that he is innocent and in no way connected to the case.

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