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Gauri Lankesh Killing: Will Soon Take a Call on Banning Organisations, says Karnataka Deputy CM

18 people have so far been named as part of the crime syndicate that murdered the veteran journalist.

Bengaluru: Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara on Saturday said the state government would soon take a call on banning the organisations involved in the killing of noted journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh.

Speaking to reporters here, Parameshwara said, “No discussions have taken place regarding the organisations involved in the crime, but shortly we will take a decision on that.”

The SIT probing the killing of Lankesh had Friday filed an additional charge sheet naming Sanatan Sanstha, a Hindu outfit and 18 accused in the crime.

The team has sought time from the court to investigate the case further.

Lankesh, 55, known for her left-leaning and strong anti-Hindutva views, was shot dead in front of her house here on September 5 last year, triggering a nationwide outrage.

Soon after the then Siddaramaiah-led government constituted the SIT to probe into the killing.

So far, 18 people have been accused in the crime, including shooter Parashuram Waghmare, masterminds Amol Kale, Sujith Kumar alias Praveen and Amit Degwekar, SIT sources told PTI.

The gang is suspected to be involved in the killing of three other rationalists M M Kalburgi, Narendra Dabholkar and Govind Pansare.

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