‘Murdered RTI activist was threatened by NaMo brigade founder’

A single judge of the Karnataka High Court then posted the anticipatory bail plea for orders on June 9.

By: Express News Service | Bengaluru | Published: June 8, 2016 3:38:52 am

Investigations into the murder of an RTI activist, Vinayak Baliga (51), in Mangaluru on March 21 have revealed that he had a heated argument with key accused Naresh Shenoy (39), who allegedly threatened the activist of dire consequences if he did not withdraw the case of alleged misappropriation of funds against Venkatramana Temple authorities, the public prosecutor told the Karnataka High Court Tuesday.

The court was hearing the anticipatory bail plea of Shenoy, who is the founder of NaMo Brigade — a youth organisation floated in Karnataka to drum up support for PM Narendra Modi ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

A single judge of the Karnataka High Court then posted the anticipatory bail plea for orders on June 9.

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