Gauri Lankesh murder case: SIT gets 5-day custody of Naveen Kumar

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"As this case seems to have political or ideological connections, we want to record the statements of Naveen Kumar, who has been arrested in the case, through narco analysis and brain mapping".

Sources tell TNM that Naveen Kumar, arrested in the Gauri Lankesh murder, is suspected of planning another killing.

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A source close to the investigation told TNM, "During the course of investigation, we have had reason to believe that the group which is suspected of killing Gauri Lankesh was planning to kill KS Bhagwan next". An SIT officer involved in the probe countered, "If Naveen Kumar is not associated with Sanatan Sanstha, and is an insignificant person, why have all these lawyers been sent to fight on his behalf?"

Naveen Kumar, who has been detained in the Gauri Lankesh murder case, is being questioned, and his custody has been extended for five more days.

According to Indian Express report, a Bengaluru city court gave the Special Investigation Team (SIT) five-day additional custody of the suspect to take him to locations in Goa and Belgaum.

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The SIT also charged Kumar with plotting to assassinate Mysuru-based writer and rationalist K S Bhagawan.

Lankesh was shot dead by unknown by assailants outside her residence in Bengaluru on September 5 previous year. They said Naveen had been to Goa to attend a conference organised by Sanatan Sanstha.

Gauri Lankesh, a senior journalist and editor of Lankesh Patrike - a weekly newspaper, was a right-wing ideology critic.

Naveen had with him over 15 rounds of cartridges of.32 calibre.He was taken into custody for questioning and later a case was filed with the jurisdictional Upparpet police under Sections 3 and 25 of the Arms Act. He was also at the Sanstha headquarters in Goa for several days past year for a conference. "We are not even sure whether Praveen is his real name or not, but we have some definite clues, and efforts are on to track him down", a senior police officer said.

The SIT has chose to transfer the case of Kumar's plot to eliminate K S Bhagawan to the Mysuru police.

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