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Kalburgi murder case: former convenor of Sriram sene arrested

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Update: 5: 40 – M’luru Police confirm arrest of Attavar; hold back on further info

Dharwad: One person has been arrested in connection with the murder of Kannada scholar MM Kalburgi here on Wednesday, for allegedly making derogatory comments on social media. A case has been filed at Bunder Police station in Mangaluru, however, he was detained from Dharwad.

The arrested person has been identified as Prasad Attavar, is reportedly the former convenor of Sri Ram Sene. This is the first arrest in the brutal murder case of Kalburgi who was shot dead on Sunday by two miscreants at his residence.

Earlier on Tuesday, Dharwad police released sketches of two suspects in connection to the case, as the CID began a probe into the murder case.

The probe was begun by the CID on Tuesday and they are looking at whether there was a larger conspiracy to eliminate the rationalist and progressive thinker. The state agency had visited Kalburgi’s house yesterday and interacted with his family members to get preliminary leads to crack the case.

State government had decided to hand over the case to CBI, however CID led by Superintendent of Police D C Rajappa, will continue investigation until the central agency takes over.

It is also learnt that on March 1 this year, Prasad Attavar was arrested for allegedly receiving money from the international gangster Ravi Poojary in order to run the gangster’s criminal empire in Coastal Karnataka. His name has been also involved in the infamous 2009 Pub attack incident in Mangaluru.

Earlier this month, Bhuvith Shetty, Bajrang Dal Convenor from Bantwal was arrested for his controversial tweet against Kalburgi. Soon after the Bantwal Police were informed about the tweet, a suo moto case was registered and he was detained and later released on bail.



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