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19 accused in former Karna Minister`s murder acquitted

Last Updated: Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 00:05

Mysore: A Fast track court in neighbouring
Chamrajnagar on Wednesday acquitted 19 accused charged with the 2002 murder of former Karnataka Minister H Nagappa who died in
captivity after he was kidnapped by forest brigand Veerappan.

Veerappan was shot dead by the Tamil Nadu Special Task
Force in October 2004.

In all 23 persons including Veerappan were charged with
Nagappa`s kidnapping from his village in Kamagere in
Chamrajnagar taluk on August 9, 2002. His body was found in
December the same year in the forest.

The 19 persons were acquitted for lack of evidence while
four including Veerappan had died.


First Published: Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 00:05
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