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Yeddyurappa requests Centre to open NIA office in Mangalore

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

After meeting Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, (BJP) president B.S. Yeddyurappa on Monday said that he had requested the former to open a Investigation Agency (NIA) office in Mangalore, adding Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker Sharath Madiwala case to be referred to the agency.

"We have requested Union Home Minister to open an NIA office in Mangalore immediately and that Sharath case to be referred to the NIA," Yeddyurappa told media here.

He added that so far 23 political murders had taken and all these cases should be referred to the NIA immediately.

Sharath's murder was the 12th such killing in in the last four years.

He was stabbed on July 4 by unidentified assailants at Bantwal in Dakshina Kannada district.

The victim succumbed to his injuries on July 7.

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First Published: Mon, July 17 2017. 18:57 IST