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SIT teams headed for more leads; in Gauri Lankesh murder probe

investigators have credible information about the involvement of four others in Gauri’s murder.

The pace of the probe in the Gauri Lankesh murder case appears to have picked up momentum, it seems.

Mere a day after the probing the murder gained the custody of gunrunner and suspect Naveen Kumar, two other  special teams left Bengaluru to verify his claims.

It is said that while one team has gone to where Naveen had spent a considerable number of years, the other has left for a neighbouring state.

There is also development in the probe in that the villagers in and around Kollegal and Chamarajanagar have identified Naveen from photographs shown to them by investigators.

They also confirmed that four men had accompanied Naveen last year.

Sources said investigators have credible information about the involvement of four others in Gauri’s murder.

Multiple officials in the SIT said the four suspects arrived in Kollegala for firearms training at the behest of a Mangaluru-based man.

It need be recalled that Gauri Lankesh was murdered on September 5, 2017, by unknown assailants outside her Rajarajeshwari Nagar residence.

The first breakthrough in the case came when Bengaluru police arrested Naveen earlier this year under the Arms Act, 1959.

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