Now there has been a Belagavi connection that has been established by the SIT who is investigating the murder of slain journalist Gauri Lankesh.
Amol Kale and Dada (an alias) affiliated to Sanathan Sanstha – had allegedly summoned their foot soldiers to Hotel Sweekar opposite CBT in Belagavi in June 2017.
In June 2017, two men with affiliations to Sanathan Sanstha – Amol Kale and Dada (an alias) – had allegedly summoned one of their foot soldiers to a hotel in Belagavi. There the duo were reportedly scheduled to meet Manohar Edave, another member of a pro-Hindutva group
The meeting at the hotel in Belagavi may be the beginning of the conspiracy hatched to kill her, reports suggest. Amol, Dada told Edave that Gauri Lankesh had been making statements against Hindutva groups and wanted to know more about her. The planning for Gauri Lankesh’s murder may have began then.
According to SIT sources, the drawings, maps and other elements in Edave’s book match the directions given to him by Amol and Dada when they met in Belagavi.
A Bengaluru city court on Friday gave the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Karnataka police investigating Gauri Lankesh’s murder five-day additional custody of the suspect arrested last week to take him to locations in Goa and Belagavi, where he had allegedly gone as part of the conspiracy to carry out the journalist-activist’s killing.
Gauri Lankesh was an Indian journalist-turned-activist from Bengaluru and she worked as an editor in Lankesh Patrike and was assassinated on 5 September 2017 in Bengaluru.
Source: TOI, Newsminute, New Indian Express, Maharashtra Times.