Bharat Kurne, a resident of Sambhaji Galli in Belagavi, runs a hotel and was picked up as he was allegedly in contact with Amol Kale, the suspected mastermind behind the killing.
Gauri Lankesh murder probe: Cops come across diary with 'hit-list' containing Girish Karnad's name
Police did not disclose the role of Bangera in Lankesh's killing but said he was in touch with arrested suspects Amol Kale and Amit Degwekar.
The judge recorded his statement and asked the counsel to argue the matter in the regular court on Friday.
The SIT has decided to subject accused Kale, Sujeet Kumar alias Praveen, Amit Degwekar alias Pradeep Mahajan and Manohar Edave alias Manoj to Polygraphy and Narco Analysis.