Three accused in journalist Gauri Lankesh murder were shifted to Mumbai from Bengaluru. A total of 18 accused were arrested so far in Gauri Lankesh case.
The Bombay court on Monday ordered to shift the 3,Amol Kale (former convenor of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti and also a key accused in the Dabholkar murder), Amit Baddi and Ganesh Miskin be shifted to Mumbai’s Arthur Road prison and soon the authorities enacted the court order.
Justice Mridula Bhatkar passed the order while hearing a plea by the Anti-Terrorism Squad of Maharashtra, which is probing the Nalasopara Arms Haul Case against members of fringe groups like Hindu Janjagruti, Sanathan Sanstha and their offshoot organisations.The trio were previously kept in Parappana Agrahara central jail of Bengaluru.
It is expected that the three accused are also having a role in the murders of rationalists MM Kalburgi, Narendra Dabholkar and Govind Pansare and was arrested by the Special Investigation Team constituted to solve the murder of journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh, who was shot dead on September 5, 2017.
Earlier, the SIT, in June 2018, had objected to sharing custody of the other common accused before concluding investigations.