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Gauri Lankesh murder: Karnataka SIT to take help of Scotland Yard; to question brother, Naxal leaders

Scotland Yard officials have been roped in to assist the investigation of murder of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh, Bangalore police officials said.


By   |  Updated On : September 15, 2017 07:06 PM
Gauri Lankesh: Scotland Yard to investigate scribe murder; to question brother, Naxal leaders

Gauri Lankesh: Scotland Yard to investigate scribe murder; to question brother, Naxal leaders

New Delhi :  

Scotland Yard officials have been roped in to assist the investigation of murder of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh, Bangalore police officials said.

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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According to sources the Scotland Yard along with SIT will question former Naxal leaders — Sirimane Nagaraj and Noor Sridhar. The two CPI-Maoist leaders were brought to mainstream by Gauri.

Another senior police official not willing to be quoted said that the SIT and Scotland Yard together will question history-sheeter Kunigal Giri  — currently in judicial custody.

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The joint investigating team will be visiting Vijayapura. According to sources the team plans to visit the place as Vijaypura supplies illegal weapons to the state.

First Published: Friday, September 15, 2017 04:55 PM


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