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The Supreme Court today sought the response of probe agencies NIA and CBI and the governments of Maharashtra and Karnataka on a plea seeking a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe into the murder of famous author and rationalist M M Kalburgi in 2015.
A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud took note of the petition filed by Uma Devi Kalburgi, wife of the slain author, and sought the response of the investigative agencies and the two states within six weeks.
Kalburgi, the former Vice-Chancellor of Hampi University and a well-known scholar and epigraphist, was shot dead at his residence in Kalyan Nagar in Dharwad, Karnataka, on August 30, 2015. He was 77 years old.
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