SIT arrests man from Maharashtra in Gauri Lankesh murder case

Bengaluru: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) who is currently probing the murder case of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh, on Friday, got custody of Sudhanva Gondhalekar from Satara in Maharashtra. 

Gondhalekar a member of the Shivpratishthan Hindustan.

Based on the information provided by SIT, the Maharashtra Anti Terror Squad (ATS), had recently recovered several country-made pistols from the accused.

Gondhalekar a member of the Shivpratishthan Hindustan was arrested on August 10 and booked under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for alleged terror conspiracy.

A court in Bengaluru on Friday granted custody of Gondhalekar to the SIT for 14 days.

According to the SIT, Gondhalekar played a key role in the planning and execution of the hit. Nine days after Gauri was murdered on September 5, 2017, he allegedly travelled to Bengaluru from Satara and collected the murder weapon – a country made pistol – from H.L. Suresh, another accused in the case. Amol Kale, the alleged mastermind, had stayed in Suresh’s residence in Seegehalli on the day of the murder.

SIT revealed that, Gondhalekar was moving around Gauri's house hours before her murder. CCTV recordings has the movement captured.

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