Bookmark Kaumudi Online  Bookmark this site  Editor@Kaumudi  |  Marketing  Print Advt rates  |  Calendar 2012        Go!    
 
 
November 24, Friday 2017 11:17 AM       

       HEADLINES: Swift not She is wealth: Family takes back bride                                              Chennithala welcomes economic status-based reservation in Devaswom board                                              SC to hear plea challenging Asthana's appointment                                              Vyapam scam: 30 Interim bail applications rejected                                              Beware of Chinese, banned Baloch leader Mehran Marri tells Pak                                              Here's when Federer felt insulted                                              BCCI has lost its reputation: Anurag Thakur                                              Hong Kong Open: Sindhu advances to quarter finals                                              Virat Kohli slams poor planning by BCCI ahead of SA tour                                              Kaumudi Facebook
       INDIA Next Article: Compensation for citizens killed in ceasefire violations increased to Rs. 5 lakh  
       SIT probing Gauri Lankesh murder strengthened
 
         Posted on :19:24:47 Sep 11, 2017
   
A A
       Last edited on:19:24:47 Sep 11, 2017
         Tags: SIT probing Gauri Lankesh murder strengthened
 

BENGALURU: The SIT probing the murder of Gauri Lankesh has been strengthened with 40 additional support staff as investigators continue to grope for clues, six days after the senior journalist was shot dead, sparking a national outrage.

The additional staff include four inspectors and seven sub-inspectors, police sources said.

The Special Investigation Team (SIT), headed by Inspector General of Police (Intelligence) B K Singh, comprises 21 officers.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Bengaluru West) M N Anucheth said, "Additional staff has been provided to the SIT. At this juncture, we do not want to reveal their names and identity."

Police sources said the team was scrambling through the footage of CCTV installed by individuals in Rajarajeshwarinagar, where on the night of September 5 unknown assailants shot dead 55-year-old Lankesh at her home.

They said police have also taken the digital video recorders at the toll gates on five entry points to the city.

One of the aspects of the investigation was to check the involvement of sharp shooters from outside the city.

The killing of Lankesh, Left-leaning journalist-activist, has come in for widespread condemnation.

Meanwhile, at a press conference, former naxalites Noor Sridhar alias Noor Zulfiqar and Sirimane Nagaraj ruled out the possibility of naxalites' involvement in the killing of Lankesh.

"I can tell you certainty that naxalites are not involved in the murder as has been reported in a section of the media.This is only an attention diversion technique," Sridhar said.

Investigators have said they were also probing the Naxal angle.

Media reports had raised the possibility of involvement of Left ultras.

Lankesh's brother Indrajeet had said that there was a threat to Lankesh from some Left extremists.

In the past, Lankesh had negotiated with the ultras in the forests of Karnataka and made nine of them surrender before the police so that they can join the mainstream of society.

Sridhar and Nagaraj were among those Naxalites who gave up the violent path at the insistence of Lankesh and began leading a normal life.

A A
       INDIA
Next Article: Compensation for citizens killed in ceasefire violations increased to Rs. 5 lakh
 
 
INDIA HEADLINES
Vyapam scam: 30 Interim bail applications rejected  
Hafiz Saeed walks free  
Vasco De Gama Patna Express derails, leaves 2 dead, 8 injured  
SC to hear plea challenging Asthana's appointment  
Pak indicates it could take Kashmir issue to ICJ  
Hafiz release mainstreaming of proscribed terrorists by Pak: India  
Prakash Raj sends legal notice to Mysuru MP for trolling him over PM remark  
SC to take up 'Padmavati' case  
Kamal Haasan voices concern over prevalence of usury  
Not joining politics right now: Rajinikanth  
Centre to move against ‘S Durga’ in HC again  
High probability of a major earthquake in Uttarakhand: Scientists  
EPS-OPS faction wins back AIADMK's two-leaves symbol  
Zaheer Khan, Sagarika Ghatge get hitched  
Delhi: Four-yr-old 'touched inappropriately' by classmate, case registered  
'Padmavati' cleared by British Censor Board, but makers want nod from India's CBFC  
Gujarat polls: Over six lakh ltr liquor, Rs. 1.3cr cash seized  
People have cancer because of their sins: Assam Health Minister  
Chennai: Student's suicide triggers violence in Sathyabama University  
Ryan case: Ashok Kumar released from jail  
J&K govt announces withdrawal of FIRs against first-time  
Chidambaram slams Assam minister for 'cancer is divine  
India-Russia face threat of fundamentalism, terrorism: Rijiju  
Coalscam: Docs supplied to Jindal and others, CBI tells court  
Trial of Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case set to start  
 
Do you think that all charges against actor Dileep under various IPC sections will stand in the court?
yes
 
no
 
no opinion
 
 
 
Home Kerala India World Business Sports Sci&Tech Education Automobile CityNews Movies Environment Letters 
© Copyright keralakaumudi Online 2011  |  Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
Head Office Address: Kaumudi Buildings, Pettah P.O, Trivandrum - 695024, India.
Online queries talk to Deepu Sasidharan, + 91 98472 38959 or Email deepu[at]kaumudi.com
Customer Service -Advertisement Disclaimer Statement   |  Copyright Policy