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M M Kalburgi


Gauri Lankesh killing: Court rejects bail plea of 6 accused who cited delay in trial

February 25, 2021 12:10 am

The sessions court rejected their bail plea on February 20, stating that part of the reason for the delay in the commencement of the trial – apart from the Covid-19 crisis – was frequent applications filed by the accused themselves.

Kalburgi targeted over speech at meet against superstition, say police

August 18, 2019 7:00 am

Kalburgi was shot dead at his house in Dharwad on the morning of August 30, 2015, by a person who knocked on the door and asked for him.

Kalburgi case probe: Final training camp in estate near Mangalore

July 08, 2019 7:05 am

Several persons arrested in the Gauri Lankesh case have in statements, which are a part of the chargesheet, described attending a camp at a rubber plantation near Pilathbetta in the Dharamsthala region in August 2015.

Masalawala, Kalburgi case: Entry in diary helps SIT nab murder suspect

June 10, 2019 9:49 am

Praveen Prakash Chatur alias Masalawala has been identified by the SIT on the basis of statements by witnesses as the suspect who waited on a motorcycle outside the home of Kannada scholar Kalburgi.

SIT identifies Kalburgi killers; links to Lankesh, Padmaavat attacks

June 02, 2019 7:49 am

Praveen Prakash Chatur alias Masalawala, 27, had been arrested in April by the Belagavi police for the attack on Prakash Theatre, allegedly by a right-wing extremist group linked to the Sanatan Sanstha.

Supreme Court asks CBI: ‘Was there a common link in Dabholkar, Kalburgi, Lankesh and Pansare cases’

December 12, 2018 3:46 am

Justices Lalit, however, asked the CBI if “you established or found any prima facie material that there is a common link? If yes, we will hand over the other cases to you.”

CBI probe into activists' murders: SC says one agency can investigate if there's common thread

December 11, 2018 2:31 pm

The Supreme Court, after perusing the status report of the Karnataka Police, said there appears to be a link between the murders of journalist Gauri Lankesh and rationalist M M Kalburgi.

Kalburgi probe team now includes officials from SIT that probed Gauri Lankesh case

December 04, 2018 2:05 am

CID Director General of Police, Praveen Sood, reconstituted the probe team after the Supreme Court on November 26 rapped the Karnataka government, saying it was “doing nothing” in the M M Kalburgi murder.

Karnataka police joins dots between Gauri Lankesh and Kalburgi murders

September 13, 2018 6:44 am

The CID has sought warrants after preliminary investigations and an SIT report in the Gauri Lankesh case revealed that these two are allegedly linked to the Kalburgi murder plot.

NIA can’t take up probe into Kalburgi murder, Centre tells SC

March 24, 2018 7:20 am

Kalburgi, 77, was shot dead in broad daylight at his residence at Kalyan Nagar in Dharwad, Karnataka, on August 30, 2015.


Writer Ashok Vajpeyi to return D.Litt on Dalit suicide

January 20, 2016 8:11 am

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): The 'Award Wapsi' trend returned with writer Ashok Vajpeyi deciding to return his D. Litt honour conferred on him by the Hyderabad University as a mark of protest against the university's attitude towards the Dalit scholar's suicide. Vajpeyi added that under present circumstances, he doesn’t think he can associate with the Hyderabad University. Earlier, he had returned the Sahitya Akademi Award to protest the murder of renowned writer M.M. Kalburgi.