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Shift 3 Lankesh murder accused to Mumbai from Bengaluru: HC

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The Monday ordered that three accused in the murder case be shifted from a jail to to enable them to file affidavits and defend a petition by the ATS seeking their custody in an arms haul case.

Justice gave the direction when hearing an application filed by the state Anti-Terrorism Squad seeking custody of the three accused Amol Kale, and

The three are currently lodged at the central prison in after they were chargesheeted for their alleged role in the killing of writer-journalist in 2017.

In October 2018, the ATS took custody of the three for their alleged involvement in a case pertaining to recovery of arms at Nalasopara on outskirts of

They were then produced before a sessions court, which remanded them in ATS custody for six days.

The sessions court later refused to extend their police remand and sent them to judicial custody following which they were shifted to

Monday told the high court that the previous six-day police remand was not sufficient for the ATS in its investigation in the arms haul case and further custody of the trio was required.

Justice Bhatkar, after hearing brief arguments, issued notices to the three accused through the of the central prison in Bengaluru.

"It is directed that these respondents/accused are to be transferred from the central prison in to in to enable them to reply and defend this case," the court said in its order.

The directed the and additional of ATS to make necessary security arrangements for transferring the accused from Bengaluru to Mumbai.

The HC posted the petition for further hearing on January 28.

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First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 22:25 IST