Gauri murder: Six served notices to appear before SIT

Gauri murder: Six served notices to appear before SIT

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the murder of activist-journalist Gauri Lankesh issued notices to six Belagavi people to appear before it (the SIT) for inquiries in Bengaluru before October 8.

The six people issued notices were reportedly associated with the Belagavi 'Hindu outfits'.

Sharad Kalaskar, who was arrested in Maharashtra in connection with the Gauri murder was brought to Belagavi during the weekend. Six other Belagavi suspects were shown to him for identification. Police said that Kalaskar named one.

The six suspects-- residents of Vadgaon suburb in Belagavi, and Muchani and Kalkhamb villages in Belagavi taluk-- were let go in the evening. But SIT issued notices to them asking them to appear in Bengaluru for further inquiries before October 8.

Suspected drivers 

Police suspect that these six people allegedly acted as vehicle drivers during the arms training prior to the Gauri Lankesh's murder and later in Bengaluru also where the murder took place.

Police said that Kalaskar's interrogation was conducted at a city hotel during the day and the six people were rounded up in the evening.

It is learnt that for the past few days, SIT is focusing on Belagavi and rounding up suspects.

Kalaskar and others were taken to different locations as part of investigations. Bullets apparently used for firing practice in the Kinaye forest in Belagavi taluk too, were retrieved from nearby village on Sunday, police added.