Gauri Lankesh murder case: Can SIT go beyond Amol Kale and catch the kingpin?

The SIT is finding it extremely tough to get to the main planners of the conspiracy to kill rationalists, including Gauri Lankesh.

Published: 14th June 2018 03:24 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th June 2018 03:24 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Although the SIT has almost completed the probe in Gauri Lankesh murder case, they are finding it extremely tough to get to the main planners of the conspiracy to kill rationalists, including Gauri Lankesh.

The SIT is viewing the breakthrough in the case — that of Amol Kale being the mastermind of the Gauri Lankesh murder — as a little celebration, but know they are far from completely cracking the case, because they have to find out who is the brain behind Kale in the murder case, and the others who masterminded the murders of Prof M M Kalburgi, Govind Pansare and Dabholkar.

The SIT, which has managed to arrest six persons nine months after the incident, is now reportedly finding it hard to gather information from the accused. “All the six accused know who did what. But none of them are spilling the beans. This has made our job tough,” an official admitted.

“We strongly suspect that Kale had instructions from unknown persons to finish Gauri. But Kale is not revealing the names and appears to be trying to save someone. As mobile phones were not used much during their operations, tracking the person through call details is also difficult. We are trying hard to find out whether Kale spearheaded the murder or he was just following instructions,” the official added.
Further, it is said that if it all there is any information about the person who instructed him on Gauri’s murder, it has to be with Kale. “The four persons arrested from Karnataka do not have much information about that angle. There contact point was Kale and they don’t know anyone beyond him,” the officer said.
The SIT officials are, however, trying all means to get to the bottom of the case and bring all those involved in the case to book.

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