Sagar Lakhe, from Ganeshpur Belagavi ,has been arrested by the Special investigation team (SIT) probing the death of journalist, Gauri Lankesh.
He has been taken to Bengaluru for questioning. SIT detained Sagar Lakhe over his links with Bharat Kurne, who was arrested from Mahadwar Road in the city on August 8 in the Gauri murder case. Sagar was in constant touch with Bharat, a hotelier, over the phone after the murder.
Lakhe was the one who drove the accused, picking and dropping them to places for practice sessions in Hubballi and Belagavi, according to the SIT.
Meanwhile, Gayatri Kurne, wife of Bharat Jayant Kurne arrested by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) in Gauri Lankesh murder case, has alleged that the SIT had fixed him in the case since he was a Hindu.
Speaking to reporters, she alleged that SIT which took away her husband during the first week of August, has been physically and mentally harassing him and his family members.