Karnataka SIT to probe Kalburgi murder case

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday entrusted the Karnataka Special Investigation Team (SIT) – which is investigating the Gauri Lankesh murder case – to probe into the murder of rationalist M. M. Kalburgi.

The bench, headed by Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman, said the probe would be monitored by the Dharwad bench of Karnataka High Court.

Kalburgi’s widow Uma Mallinath Devi had moved the top court in 2017, seeking an SIT probe into his murder.

The top court had on November 26, 2018, pulled up the Karnataka Police for not taking steps to unearth the murder of Kalburgi outside his home in Dharwad on August 30, 2015.

“What have you done so far? You are just fooling around,” the court had said, taking a dim view of the investigation by Karnataka Police.

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