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Centre's response sought on SIT probe into Kalburgi murder

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The Supreme on Wednesday issued a notice to the Centre, seeking its response on a plea filed by Umadevi Kalburgi, the wife of scholar M. M. Kalburgi, demanding a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe into her husband's

The has also sought a response from the Investigating Agency (NIA) and (CBI).

Earlier in her petition, Umadevi had said that no agency had carried out a substantial investigation into the case of her husband's in 2015. She also claimed that the murders of Kalburgi and Maharashtra-based rationalist Dabholkar had similar patterns.

Kalburgi was a former vice of the and was known for being a progressive voice who was openly critical of superstitions in Hinduism. Hindutva groups often accused him of hurting religious sentiments.

Two unidentified gunmen shot him dead at his house in Dharwad in on August 30, 2015.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 19:52 IST