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Gauri Lankesh murder: We have identified killers, claims Karnataka Home Minister

Karnataka Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy on Tuesday asserted that the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh has received 'some information and clues' but cannot reveal them at this point of time.

By Zee Media Bureau | Updated: Oct 03, 2017, 23:58 PM IST
Gauri Lankesh murder: We have identified killers, claims Karnataka Home Minister

Bengaluru: Karnataka Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy on Tuesday asserted that the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh has received 'some information and clues' but cannot reveal them at this point of time.

"We constituted the SIT to probe this case and they have received information and clues, which I cannot reveal at this moment," Reddy said. 

The SIT is working towards finding the evidence and is probing the case from all the angles, the minister added.

A SIT comprising of 19 officers, headed by IGP Intelligence BK Singh, was formed to probe Gauri Lankesh's murder.

Lankesh was shot dead on September 5 at her residence in Bengaluru's Rajarajeshwari Nagar by some unidentified assailants at around 8-8:30 pm.

Four rounds were fired at the 55-year-old journalist with a 7.65mm country-made pistol.

As per the reports, three bullets were pumped into her body.

Lankesh was the editor of the Gauri Lankesh Patrike, a tabloid described as an "anti-establishment" publication.

With ANI inputs