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Belagavi resident arrested in Kalburgi murder case

By Anuj Cariappa
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Bengaluru, June 02: In a breakthrough in the investigation into the murder of Kannada litterateur MM Kalburgi, the Special Investigation Team said it has arrested a 27-year-old man from Belagavi.

The SIT said in a statement that it arrested Praveen Prakash Chatur, a resident of Belagavi, Friday.

Belagavi resident arrested in Kalburgi murder case

A court has remanded him in police custody till June 7, the SIT said.

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Kalburgi was shot dead on August 30, 2015 at his residence in Dharwad by two assailants who fled in a motorcycle.

The Supreme Court had on December 11 last year favoured a CBI probe into the murders of Kalburgi, social activist Govind Pansare (in Maharashtra) and journalist Gauri Lankesh.

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