SIT names Hindu outfit in Gauri Lankesh murder

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Bengaluru: The Hindu right wing outfit, Sanatan Sanstha, is named in the special investigating team charge sheet which probes Gauri Lankesh murder.

Reports said the special investigation team (SIT) that probes the killing of journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh has submitted the 9,235-page charge sheet in the Principal Civil and Sessions court here on Friday.

The charge sheet stated that a network within Sanatan Sanstha targeted Lankesh which was planning to kill her for almost five years.

Lankesh was killed because she believed in certain ideology, Special Public Prosecutor S Balan said.

The investigating team has also sought permission to investigate the case further.

Lankesh was known for her left-leaning who possessed anti-Hindutva views. The journalist activist was shot dead in front of her house here on September 5 last year. Her murder had raised country wide outrage. So far, 18 people have been accused in the crime, including shooter Parashuram Waghmare.

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