Bengaluru: CM Siddaramaiah on Saturday said that truth should come out in the murder of journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh. Speaking to reporters after meeting the mother and the sister of Gauri here, Mr Siddaramaiah on Saturday said that Gauri should receive justice and that the state government is putting in all efforts to nab the perpetrators.
He said that Congress president Sonia Gandhi too inquired him about the probe in the case. “She asked me to see that the accused people are caught immediately," he said.
On his Twitter handle, he maintained, “Indira Lankesh, Gauri Lankesh's mother, met me today. I have reassured her of government's resolve to swiftly bring Gauri's killer to justice.”
Gauri, 55, was gunned down at her residence in Bengaluru on Tuesday by an unidentified man or men, who fled the spot.
Earlier on Saturday, the Union home ministry received a report from the Karnataka government on the murder. The state chief secretary gave a detailed account of the sensational killing and the follow-up action by the police. The report mentioned that the state government had set up a Special Investigation Team to probe the case, the home ministry official said.
“Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has given instructions to intensify the investigation and nab the culprits as soon as possible. We have given enough officials to the SIT, if they need additional officers we are ready to give,” said Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy said.
Mr Siddaramaiah on Friday held a meeting with the SIT on the investigation that is in progress in connection with the case....