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Pune man arrested by Karnataka SIT in Bengaluru in connection with Lankesh murder

There were initial rumors that he was arrested from Chinchwad. However, he was arrested by the Karnataka police on May 21 in an attempt to murder case and then, was taken by the SIT into their custody in connection with Lankesh’s murder

pune Updated: Jun 02, 2018 23:33 IST
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Kale is a resident of Akshay Plaza located at Manik colony in Chinchwad and is a member of rightwing group Hindu Janjagruti Samiti. His father runs a pan shop in Camp. (HT REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO)

The 37-year-old man from Pimpri Chinchwad, who was arrested by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Karnataka police in connection with the murder of Bengaluru based journalist Gauri Lankesh, mostly stayed in Karnataka and operated from there, said Ganesh Shinde, deputy commissioner of police, Zone 3.

“Amol Kale alias Bhaisab alias Sanjay Bhansare may have a house in Chinchwad, but he operates from Karnataka and mostly stays there. There were initial rumors that he was arrested from Chinchwad. However, he was arrested by the Karnataka police on May 21 in an attempt to murder case and then, was taken by the SIT into their custody in connection with Lankesh’s murder,” said Shinde.

The SIT, which is probing the murder of Lankesh, took Kale into custody from Bengaluru on Thursday. Kale was initially arrested by the Karnataka police in May for possessing a fire arm and on charges of attempt to murder. He was arrested by the Karnataka police on May 21 and on Thursday, the SIT took him into their custody after finding out more about his role in the murder of Lankesh.

Along with Kale, the SIT has also taken into custody Amit Degvekar , Manohar Yedave and five others.

Kale is a resident of Akshay Plaza located at Manik colony in Chinchwad and is a member of rightwing group Hindu Janjagruti Samiti. His father runs a pan shop in Camp.

Kale has found a mention in a number of media reports in Karnataka.

The SIT of Bengaluru police has also seized a diary from Kale, which has the name of Lankesh and seven others.Pune police was completely unaware of the arrest of Kale and came to know of it through media reports.