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Gauri Lankesh murder case: CID turns down rowdy sheeter Kunigal Giri who offered to be quizzed

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Friday turned away rowdy sheeter Kunigal Giri who offered to be questioned in senior journalist Gauri Lankesh murder case.


  |  Updated On : September 16, 2017 06:01 PM
Gauri Lankesh murder case: CID not to quiz rowdy sheeter Kunigal Giri (File Photo)

Gauri Lankesh murder case: CID not to quiz rowdy sheeter Kunigal Giri (File Photo)

New Delhi :  

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Friday turned away rowdy sheeter Kunigal Giri who offered to be questioned in senior journalist Gauri Lankesh murder case.

Giri arrived at the CID headquarters on Friday and said that he was ready to be quizzed as him name had cropped up in the case.

Everyone at the headquarters was in a state of shock as Giri himself came up to be questioned in the matter. After some chaos, the CID turned him away saying they had no intention to interrogate him.

"The SIT has not called Kunigal Giri for questioning and has no intention of doing so," TOI quoted chief investigating officer MN Anucheth as saying.

Earlier, Scotland Yard officials had been roped in to assist the investigation of murder of the senior journalist, Bangalore police officials said.

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The officials will work along with the Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed by the Karnataka government to crack the case.

According to sources in the Bangalore police, two officials of the Scotland Yard are assisting the SIT.

“The duo officials have expertise in technical investigation,” said a senior Banglore police official not willing to be named.

The senior official also added that the Scotland Yard team not satisfied with the response given by Gauri’s brother Indrajit Lankesh will be questioned again.

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First Published: Saturday, September 16, 2017 05:55 PM


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