Bengaluru: The Maharashtra ATS claimed on Saturday that they have recovered a bike used by Ganesh Miskin and suspected shooter Parashuram Waghmore, who rode pillion on the evening of September 5, 2017 when journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh was gunned down outside her house in Rajarajeshwari Nagar, but the Special Investigation Team probing the murder denied receiving any such information from Maharashtra ATS.
SIT chief B.K. Singh said that though reports of bike’s recovery are doing the rounds, the Maharashtra ATS had not informed SIT. “I read in newspapers that Maharashtra ATS has recovered the bike used by the killers in Gauri’s murder. I have not received any such information from the Maharashtra ATS,” Mr Singh said. The Maharashtra ATS had recovered three bikes during the investigation of an arms case in Nalasopara in Mumbai and Pune. One of the bikes was recovered from Sharad Kalaskar, who was arrested in August in connection with the Nalasopara arms case and now a key accused in the Narendra Dabholkar murder case. One Vasudev Suryavamshi alias Mechanic reportedly provided the stolen bike to Kalaskar and Kalaskar gave it to Amol Kale, the alleged mastermind in the Gauri case. Kale then said to have handed over the bike to Miskin and Waghmore to execute the task. The Maharashtra ATS is trying to trace the original owner of the bike.