Karnataka BJP leader Yogish Gowda was killed due to political reasons: CBI


Team Udayavani, May 22, 2020, 8:25 AM IST

Dharwad: BJP leader Yogish Gowda, who was a member of the Dharwad Zilla Panchayath in Karnataka, was killed because of “political reasons”, the CBI has alleged in its charge sheet filed against eight accused before a Dharwad court.

The charge sheet is filed before the JMFC Court, Dharwad, against Santosh Savadatti, Dinesh M, Sunil KS, Harshith, Aswath S, Nazeer Ahamad, Shanawaz and Nutan K.

Gowda was killed on June 15, 2016 in front of a gym in Sapthapura in Dharwad.

CBI spokesperson RK Gaur said, “The accused allegedly came to Dharwad on two occasions in June 2016 and with the support of the other accused, allegedly planned the murder of Yogish Gowda. These accused fled after the commission of the crime.Further investigation into the role of the other accused and larger conspiracy in this case is continuing on a day-to-day basis,”

CBI had taken over the case on September 24, 2019, nearly three years after the murder, on the request of the BJP government in Karnataka and a referral from the Centre

The CBI has arrested eight accused in the case of which seven are in judicial custody

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