Gauri Lankesh murder: The man who provided the gun taken into custody by SIT for questioning

First Published 2, Mar 2018, 8:16 PM IST
Gauri Lankesh murder The man who provided the taken into custody by SIT for questioning
Highlights
  • Naveen, an alleged member of the Hindu outfit in Mandya, has been handed over to the SIT for a week
  • SIT will question Naveen with regard to Gauri Lankesh death in Bengaluru
  • Naveen was held by Upparpet Police on February 18 and a 35 calibre gun, 15 bullets were seized from him

Naveen, an alleged member of the Hindu outfit in Mandya, Karnataka, has been taken into custody by the SIT for a week, for questioning. He has been charged with providing arms to kill journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh.

According to Suvarna TV: Upparpet police had held Naveen near Kempegowda Bus Station (Majestic) in Bengaluru under the Arms Act on February 18. On a tip off that he was selling bullets near KSRTC bus stop, he was picked up by the police.

Naveen had allegedly held a meeting with the accused, who had killed Gauri.

The CCB produced him in front of the Magistrate. The SIT had earlier arrested four others in this regard.

A 35 calibre gun and 15 bullets were seized from the accused, Naveen.

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