Bengaluru: The Karnataka high court refused to grant bail to Mohan Nayak, an acupuncturist from Dakshina Kannada and an accused in the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh. The accused, Mohan will continue to remain in Bengaluru Central Prison.

According to reports, Justice BA Patil after hearing the case observed that there was sufficient evidence to suggest that Mohan was part of the crime.

Mohan was accused of producing SIM cards and making necessary arrangements for the suspects to stay in Bengaluru, before the assassination of Gauri Lankesh in September 2017 at her residence in Bengaluru.

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) investigating the case said that the suspects resided at a house at Kumbagodu, 15 km from Gauri Lankesh's residence.

Mohan, the seventh accused in the case who was arrested in July by the SIT probing the case, alleged that there was no solid evidence linking him to the crime.

Mohan is facing charges under Section 302, 120-B, 114, 118, 35 of the Indian Penal Code, Section 3 of Karnataka Control of Organized Crimes Act (KCOCA) and Section 3 and 25 of the Arms Act.