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Writing against RSS cost Gauri Lankesh her life: BJP MLA

THE ASIAN AGE. | MB GIRISH
Published : Sep 7, 2017, 6:25 am IST
Updated : Sep 7, 2017, 6:27 am IST

The audio clip of the MLA addressing the party workers’ meet has gone viral and in the clip.

Gauri Lankesh
 Gauri Lankesh

Chikkamagaluru: Her vitriolic writings against Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in her tabloid, Gauri Lankesh Patrike, might have cost journalist an and activist Gauri Lankesh her life, said Bharatiya Janata Party MLA and former minister Jeevraj at a meeting in Koppa taluk of Chikkamagaluru on Wednesday.   

The audio clip of the MLA addressing the party workers’ meet has gone viral and in the clip, Mr Jeevraj says that Gauri Lankesh had written a report headlined, “Chaddigala Marana Homa” (the slaughter of RSS). “If only she had refrained from such writings, she would probably have survived. Gauri Lankesh was like my sister and she might have written against us which is acceptable in a democracy,” he says.

Lashing out at chief minister Siddaramaiah, Jeevraj says that action should have been initiated against erring persons when 11 BJP/Sangh Parivar members were murdered in the state.

IGP Intel B.K. Singh is SIT chief IGP of the Intelligence wing, Mr B.K. Singh, has been made the chief of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed to investigate the murder of eminent journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh. DCP (West) M.N. Anucheth will be the Chief Investigation Officer in the case. DG&IGP Rupak Kumar Dutta issued an order to this effect on Wednesday evening. Besides these two officers, 19 other officers have been designated to assist them. DCP Crime-2 of Benglauru city, Jinendhra Kanagavi, IPS officer, and Deputy Director of Karnataka Police Academy in Mysuru, Harish Pandey, will also work in the murder case.

Tags: gauri lankesh murder, rss, siddaramaiah, jeevraj
Location: India, Karnataka, Chikkamagaluru