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Plea seeks SIT probe into rationalist Kalburgi's murder

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Supreme today sought the response of probe agencies NIA and and the governments of and on a plea seeking a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe into the of famous and rationalist M M Kalburgi in 2015.

A bench comprising and Justices A M Khanwilkar and took note of the 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's wife, in her filed through Krishna Kumar, alleged that no substantial probe has been done so far in the case of her husband.

Kalburgi, the former Vice-Chancellor of 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.

Kalburgi was a Sahitya Akademi award-winning of old Kannada literature. He was born in village in Vijayapura district of north in 1938.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 13:10 IST