With 14 arrests so far across Karnataka and Maharashtra, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of about 23 officers is set to submit its official report to the Karnataka government.
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The special investigation team (SIT), probing the murder of journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh, has zeroed in on Parashuram Waghmare as the gunman who shot Gauri on September 5, 2017.
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The SIT has arrested 12 people including the alleged mastermind Amol Kale and sharpshooter Parashuram Waghmare.
It will apply to all the accused arrested in the case, before this it has to be approved by a review committee.
Bharat Kurne, 12th man to be arrested, was picked up by a SIT team from Belagavi on Wednesday
Bharat Kurne of Sambhaji Galli in Belagavi, who runs a dhaba, is said to be a member of a pro-Hindu outfit
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.
Suresh was arrested by the SIT on July 26, on charges of harbouring criminals, concealing design to commit offence and destroying evidence.
The police did not seek for an extension of their police custody and the court remanded them in judicial custody.
Suresh — who was arrested on Wednesday on charges of harbouring other accused persons in the case, concealing design to commit offence, and destroying evidence.
The hearing of the bail petition filed by K T Naveen Kumar, an accused in the journalist Gauri Lankesh murder case, has been adjourned till Thursday.
Waghmare, who was arrested from his house in Sindhagi in Vijayapura district on June 12, has reportedly confessed before the SIT officials that he is the one who shot dead Gauri Lankesh at her house.
Waghmare’s mother Janaki Bai and father Ashok Waghmare had come from Sindhagi in Vijayapura to the city to meet their son.
Initially the police team took Waghmare for a medical examination, after which he was taken to some un-disclosed place for inquiry.
Sources in the SIT said they were trying to gather more information about them.
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.
The SIT is finding it extremely tough to get to the main planners of the conspiracy to kill rationalists, including Gauri Lankesh.