Gauri Lankesh murder probe: Nothing revealed so far, says minister

"The investigation is going on into Gauri Lankesh's killing. You have to wait and I am also waiting for something substantial from investigation. We (state government) don't interfere in SIT probe. Nothing has been revealed so far. Reports appearing in media are mere speculations," Reddy said

By: PTI | Bengaluru | Published: September 13, 2017 5:24 pm
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With no headway yet in the probe into the killing of journalist Gauri Lankesh, Karnataka Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy on Wednesday said nothing has been revealed so far. He also dismissed as “mere speculations” reports about the modus operandi of the assailants and the type of weapons used to kill 55-year old Gauri, who was shot dead at her residence by unidentified assailants on the night of September 5.

“The investigation is going on into Gauri Lankesh’s killing. You have to wait and I am also waiting for something substantial from investigation. We (state government) don’t interfere in SIT probe. Nothing has been revealed so far. Reports appearing in media are mere speculations,” Reddy told reporters after a cabinet meeting here.

The Karnataka government has formed an SIT, headed by IGP (Intelligence) B K Singh, to probe the gunning down of Lankesh, known for her left-leaning outlook with a strident stand against Hindutva politics. The Karnataka government has formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the coldblooded killing that has caused nationwide outrage and protests.

On September 10, Reddy had said SIT had gathered “some clues” in connection with the case. The government also announced a reward of Rs 10 lakh to anyone providing clues. The media has been speculating about the modus operandi of the crime committed by assailants, and type of weapons used to kill Lankesh. There were also reports of the Andhra Pradesh Police forming a special team to assist the Karnataka Police.

There were also reports that the SIT had interrogated as many as 80 people across Karnataka. Reacting to the reports, Investigating Officer M N Anucheth told PTI that there was no substance in them. “I can only say, there is no substance in such media reports. When there is something concrete, we would certainly brief the media,” he said.

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    Joyce
    Sep 14, 2017 at 12:28 am
    Yes they thought so that Sanatan Sansta is involved. They started the probe and found out that Hindus dont have the guts. So now they are looking at the Christian Church which funds all terror through Islamic sleeping cell. Muslims are stupid. They create terror but the actual funders and the strategy comes from the child rapist christian church. Do you know all over the world it is the rich Christian church who funds all the terror activities through stupid Muslims.
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      sunny
      Sep 13, 2017 at 10:09 pm
      probe is in wrong direction check sanathan sanstha or other radical saffron terror group
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        Joyce
        Sep 14, 2017 at 12:26 am
        Yes they thought so. They started the probe and foubf out that Hibdus dont have the guts. So now they are looking at the Christian Church which funds all terror through Islamic sleeping cell. Muslims are stupid. They create terror but the actual funders and the strategy comes from the child rapist christian church.
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      2. Babu Gupta
        Sep 13, 2017 at 9:59 pm
        Scamgress government in Karnataka will never find any thing (just like Kalaburgi case) since they themselves are behind these killings partly to blame right wing hindus.
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          Joyce
          Sep 14, 2017 at 12:29 am
          Yes they thought so that Sanatan Sansta is involved. They started the probe and found out that Hindus dont have the guts. So now they are looking at the Christian Church which funds all terror through Islamic sleeping cell. Muslims are stupid. They create terror but the actual funders and the strategy comes from the child rapist christian church. Do you know all over the world it is the rich Christian church who funds all the terror activities through stupid Muslims.
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          Bharat
          Sep 13, 2017 at 8:40 pm
          Gauri Lankesh and Kalburgi could not bear the heat any more ... They knew too much and the anti nationalists Maoist missionaries silenced them because they wanted to clear their tracks .... The real mastermind us somewhere else ...
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            Bharat
            Sep 13, 2017 at 8:38 pm
            Dear Rationalists so many Nuns are getting pregnant in the Church these days ... Please focus your attention on these Teresas who keep Jesus in their heart and the priests d I c k in their a s s ....
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              John
              Sep 14, 2017 at 2:54 pm
              Since Bharat and Joyce think so much alike, why don't you two get together and produce some 'irrationalists ' to compensate , the way Bharat likes it
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