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Senior Journalist Gauri Lankesh convicted in defamation case

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A Hubbali court convicted senior journalist Gauri Lankesh in a defamation case filed by BJP MP Pralhad Joshi.

Pronouncing the judgement on Monday, the second Judicial Magistrate First Class court sentenced her to six months imprisonment besides imposing a Rs 10,000 fine. Prahlad Joshi and BJP leader Umesh Dushi had filed separate defamation cases objecting to a report against BJP leaders published by Gauri Lankesh in her publication on January 23, 2008.

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After deciding that she failed to provide any substantial evidence for the writing the court convicted her for defamation. The senior Journalist moved a bail application in the court which was granted immediately.

Gauri was the sole accused in the case filed by Pralhad Joshi and accused number 2 in case filed by Dushi. The court ordered six months imprisonment and Rs 5,000 fine on each of the cases on her.

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