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'Needlessly persecuted in Gauri Lankesh murder case', says Sanatan Sanstha

By Chennabasaveshwar

Sanatan Sanstha denied its role in the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh, saying Hindu organisations are made soft target in the case.

Journalist Gauri Lankesh

In a press statement released on Tuesday, the organisation claimed that "Sanatan Sanstha and Hindu Janajagruti Samiti are made soft targets and being persecuted needlessly despite their innocence. This is a conspiracy to finish devout Hindu orgnisations and their activists in the name of 'secularism'."

This comes after the Special Investigation Team probing the murder of journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh filed its first charge sheet in the sensational case, naming alleged gunrunner and Hindutva activist T Naveen Kumar as an accused.

Six months after the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh, Karnataka police arrested T Naveen Kumar.

The Special Investigation Team, probing the murder, said it arrested alleged gunrunner K T Naveen Kumar, who was taken into police custody on March 2 for interrogation in connection with the case. This was the first arrest in the case after the 55-year old Lankesh, known as an anti-establishment voice with strident anti-right wing views, was shot dead at close range by unknown assailants at her home here on September 5 last year.

(With PTI inputs)

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