Suspect In Journalist Gauri Lankesh Murder, KT Naveen Kumar, Arrested

The SIT sought Kumar's police custody for five more days on Friday after telling the court that he was an accused in Gauri's murder. In

"Naveen Kumar, 37, has been arrested by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) and is an accused in the Gauri Lankesh case", SIT investigation officer M.N. Anucheth told IANS.

KT Naveen Kumar alias Hotte Manja was held on 3 March for his alleged involvement in the murder of the editor of Lankesh Patrike, who was shot dead outside her residence on by unidentified assailants on 5 September previous year.

Gauri, 55, was the outspoken editor of Gauri Lankesh Patrike, which was known for its frank editorials. Naveen, the president of Hindu Yuva Sene and a resident of Maddur in Mandya district, was picked up from the KSRTC bus stand in Majestic area of the capital city on Feburary 17.

"As of now, Naveen Kumar is the only one formally accused in the case". The SIT, sensing trouble, went ahead and submitted arrest memos and formally arrested Kumar as an accused in Gauri case. Unknown motorcycle-borne criminals shot her dead on September 5 evening a year ago in front of her residence. He was seen in CCTV footage in RR Nagar locality multiple times on the night of the murder possibly conducting a recce of the location.

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The police have also reportedly seized books and material related to the Sanstha from Kumar's homes following his arrest.

The government set up the SIT to probe the journalist-activist's killing. He has been booked under Sections 120 B and 118 of the Indian Penal Code for willfully concealing intention to commit a murder and also for his involvement in the criminal conspiracy. But the defense counsel objected that the SIT was seeking for extension of custody without any new leads in the case.

The journalist was killed by the lone intruder in front of her house when she returned from the office of her tabloid on September 5 a year ago.

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