Investigation into the group began after their arrest following the train blast, and the subsequent death of one group member, Saifullah Khan, 23, in Lucknow during a long-drawn police siege on his rented house.
Devas Multimedia is embroiled in a multi-billion dollar dispute with the Central government over cancellation of a 2005 deal with ISRO to launch satellites to deliver digital video broadcasting services for mobile phones.
Despite not commanding a strong vote base, a veteran Krishna, who has been away from active politics for several years, still enjoys a good standing in his own Vokkaliga community which populates the southern region of Karnataka
“No party where age and experience is not valued will have a great future. Age has to be valued. Out of sadness and grief, I have taken the decision to leave the Congress and I will stick by it,’’ said Krishna.
Reacting to the protests, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said the state government will take necessary steps to ensure that a popular and cultural event such as Kambala is held, as per people’s wish.
Investigations by the CID of Karnataka Police into the death of Ramesh has revealed that the driver was involved in at least one attempt at exchanging old currency on behalf of Naik in Ramanagar district.