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Siddaramaiah directs steps to set up special court to try Gauri Lankesh, Kalburgi killings

PTI | | Posted by Yamini C S
Dec 07, 2023 08:25 AM IST

Lankesh was killed in September, 2017 allegedly by the same gang which had shot dead famous litterateur Kalburgi 2 years earlier at his residence in Dharwad.

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday directed officials to initiate measures to set up a special court to try the killings of Gauri Lankesh and M M Kalburgi for speedy disposal of the matters.

Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah. (PTI)
Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah. (PTI)

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The left-leaning Lankesh, a journalist was killed in September, 2017 here allegedly by the same gang which had shot dead famous litterateur Kalburgi 2 years earlier at his residence in Dharwad.

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In an administrative note, Siddaramaiah said Gauri's sister Kavitha Lankesh and Kalburgi's wife Umadevi and apprised him about the delay in the hearing of their case.

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As they demanded that a special court with a full time judge be set up to hear the case, the Chief Minister asked the Additional Chief Secretary dealing with internal administration to look into it for necessary action.

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