Gauri Lankesh case is being inspected in co-ordination with officials probing these cases, Mr. Siddaramaiah stated.
Mysuru: With brows getting creased over the postponement in nabbing the attacker of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh, who was shot down at her Bengaluru house five days ago initiating countrywide outrage, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah ran to assuage tempers declaring the culprits would be pinched as fast as possible.
“It has to occur quickly. I am serious about it,” he stated while speaking to media persons on his coming at Mysuru airport on Sunday. The murdered writer was well-known for her anti right wing opinions and her taking up of the cause of Naxalites who sought to return to the mainstream with causes claiming that precise wing fundamentalists could be behind the killing though this has not been shown yet.
The Chief Minister also spoke on the necessity to provide the guard to progressive thinkers who might be below threat and stated, “They have not sought after protection, but I thought that such writers and those foremost progressive actions need to be sheltered. Gauri never wanted any protection. A Central government minister (Ravishankar Prasad) made a reckless statement that she (Gauri) had wanted protection and the state did not deliver it. It’s not true. We will provide protection to anybody. She met me previous week along with a companion, Ms. Vimala and MLC Mohan Kumar Kondajji. She expressed me that she was coming up with a Diwali distinct edition and sought government flyers but she did not say about any threat she encountered. She did not have rivals. She spoke to even her enemies; she was a very decent human being. We have firm leads on her murder but we cannot reveal any information currently,” he said. Asked how he intended to instill a sense of safety among progressive philosophers and journalists when even the attackers of writer M.M. Kalburgi had not been sketched yet, Mr Siddaramaiah responded, “Maharashtra police is examining the killing of Govind Pansare, the CBI, the killing of Narendra Dabholkar in Maharashtra and the CID in Karnataka is examining Kalburgi’s slaughter. The Gauri case is being inspected in co-ordination with officials probing these cases. There is certainly progress in the Kalburgi case; it’s not that not anything has occurred. But they have not got an indication to the amount that they can nab the offenders,” he said.