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Gauri Lankesh murder: Over 2,000 Vijayapura youths grilled

In a desperate bid to nail the killers of activist Gauri Lankesh, Special Investigation Team (SIT) has interrogated more than 2,000 youths across Vijayapura district alone.

Published: 25th July 2018 06:09 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th July 2018 06:09 AM   |  A+A-

Gauri Lankesh

Express News Service

VIJAYAPURA: In a desperate bid to nail the killers of activist Gauri Lankesh, Special Investigation Team (SIT) has interrogated more than 2,000 youths across Vijayapura district alone.

Activities of Hindu organisations and the usage of country pistols in this region has led the SIT team to grill members of Hindu groups. Before the arrest of Manohar Edave, who was the first arrest from the district in Lankesh case, the SIT team had interrogated more than 500 youngsters to find Edave.  Edave’s arrest was a turning point in the investigation of the case as the team found a diary and more than 22 mobile phones in his home. His arrest also led to the arrest of the alleged main shooter, Parashuram Waghmare of Sindgi.

Police revealed the SIT also investigated more than 1,500 people across Sindgi and Vijayapura in connection with the arrest of Waghmare.  It is also said the SIT team has spread in Vijayapura, Kalburagi, Belagavi, and Dharwad to find the remaining members.

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