Bengaluru, Jul 26: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the murder of journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh arrested one more person, suspected to have provided shelter to the man who shot her dead.Also Read - J&K Govt Forms SIT to Investigate Killing of Chadoora Tehsil Office Employee Rahul Bhat
36-year-old HL Suresh was arrested in Tumakuru on Wednesday and produced before the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate court, which remanded him in judicial custody, a SIT release said on Thursday. Also Read - Gujarat MLA and Dalit Leader Jignesh Mevani Arrested by Assam Police
Sources in the SIT claimed that Suresh had provided shelter to Parashuram Waghmare, who allegedly pulled the trigger, killing Lankesh outside her house here. Also Read - UP Dalit Teen Forced to Lick Feet, 8 Arrested as Video Goes Viral
With this, a total of 11 suspects have been arrested so far in connection with the case.
Earlier, the SIT had arrested two more suspects in connection with the Gauri Lankesh murder case. Amit and Ganesh were arrested from Hubli on Sunday and were produced before the third Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) court on Monday. The court has sent them into police custody till August 6.
This comes after SIT arrested the seventh suspect in connection with the murder case. A person identified as Mohan Nayak, was arrested from Karnataka’s Dakshin Kannada district. He was later sent to six-day police custody by a local court.
Till now, Parshuram Waghmare, KT Naveen Kumar alias Hotte Manja, Amol Kale, Manohar Edve, Sujeeth Kumar alias Praveen and Amit Degvekar have been arrested in the case.
Lankesh, known for her vociferous anti-Hindutva stand, was shot dead on September 5 last year.
Her killing drew widespread condemnation from various quarters.