In a major breakthrough in the investigation to the murder of Bangalore based journalist Gauri Lankesh, the SIT probing the case suspects that four top-level leaders of a pro-Hindutva outfit were the ones who conceived the plot to kill her and other rationalists. The outfit is asserted to be the extremist cult known as the Sannatan Sanstha.
According to a News story by Mirror Now, after questioning the accused, it has been revealed that the six accused in the case were the executors of the murder plot and investigators have launched a hunt for four more persons connected to the murder.
“There is a suspicion that a retired Army Colonel, who became a member of a pro-Hindutva outfit is one of the four men who hatched the plot,” reports said.The SIT is in the process of gathering evidence against the four suspects and then nab them.
These four suspects are suspected to have ordered Amol Kale, a suspect in the case, to kill Gauri Lankesh. Initially, the investigation had revealed that Amol Kale was the handler of the other five accused.
However, after Kale’s questioning, it seems more people were involved, reports revealed.
On September 5 last year, 55-year-old Gauri Lankesh was shot down with a 7.65mm country-made pistol outside her residence in Bengaluru.