Gauri Lankesh murder: No breakthrough yet even as BJP and Congress indulge in slugfest

Updated On : 08 Sep , 2017 , 11:21 PM
The BJP has accused the state Congress government of failing to provide security to Gauri (Agency picture)
The BJP has accused the state Congress government of failing to provide security to Gauri (Agency picture)
New Delhi:

It has been three days since journalist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead outside her house and still, there is no breakthrough in the case.  

Meanwhile, the two national parties, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress on Friday got locked in a bitter battle over issues pertaining to the security of Gauri Lankesh.

The Karnataka government has announced a reward of Rs 10 lakh to anyone who provides clues leading to the arrest of the killers.

The BJP has accused the state Congress government of failing to provide security to Gauri. 

"Indrajit Lankesh is on record having said publicly that his sister was working actively to ensure the surrender of Naxalites...so was she doing it with consent and approval of the state government...and if so why was she not provided adequate security?" asked senior BJP leader and Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad at a press conference in New Delhi.

Karnataka Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy hit back at Prasad over the charge that the state failed to provide security to Gauri. Reddy said Prasad was not acquainted with the facts about Gauri Lankesh and that she never asked for security.

"Chief Minister (Siddaramaiah) has given instructions to intensify the investigation and nab the culprits as soon as possible. We have given enough officials to the SIT, if they need additional officers we are ready to give," Reddy said.

First Published : Friday, September 08, 2017 11:14 PM
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