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Gauri Lankesh case: Prasad asks Siddarmaiah not to misconstrue his statements, anticipates speedy probe

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Union Minister on Monday said that the must not misconstrue his statements with regard to the of noted journalist Gauri Lankesh and must assure the Centre that an unbiased probe of the crime would be effected at the earliest, and that the guilty would be nabbed soon and justice is delivered.

"I had questioned that why no security was provided to Gauri Lankesh, This was my question to the state I had asked the state that did they properly analyze the security perception of Gauri Lankesh and gave her security or not? I hope that this matter is probed without any biasness and the guilty are nabbed," said Prasad.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah earlier today castigated Prasad for accusing his of failing to give protection to senior journalist Gauri Lankesh, who was murdered earlier this month.

According to reports, Siddharamiah said that Lankesh never sought protection from the state

"The central minister said the knew about the threat, and Gauri had sought security, but did not give. All these, it is most irresponsible statement given by a central minister, who also is a law minister," Siddaramaiah to media.

Prasad targeting Siddaramaiah presented copies of news reports on Lankesh's brother, Indrajit claims where he had asserted that the slain journalist used to work for the surrender of naxalites.

Prasad on the basis of Indrajit's claim questioned why the Siddaramaiah had not provided Lankesh security.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, September 11 2017. 14:07 IST
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