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Gauri killing; SIT arrests 12th suspect

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

The SIT probing the killing of journalist-activist Lankesh today arrested a 37-year old hotelier from Belagavi on charges of harbouring two key accused in the case, police said.

Bharat Kurne, a resident of Sambhaji Gali in Belagavi, had 'harboured' the mastermind of the crime Amol Kaleand sharp shooter Parashuram Waghmare, an of the Special Investigation Team said.

With this, the total number of suspects arrested in the case has risen to 12.

"We have arrested one Bharat Kurne.He has been remanded to judicial custody (by a court) and we have appliedfor police custody," the told

The police plea seeking custody of Kurne has been posted for hearing tomorrow, police said.

Left leaning Lankesh, who was stronglyopposed to Hindutva, was shot dead on September 5 last yearby two bike-borne assailants near her house here, triggering outrage.

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 19:10 IST