Bengaluru: A special court in Bengaluru on Friday July 8 adjourned the case involving the murder of activist-journalist Gauri Lankesh to next month after a week-long trial.
Nine witnesses in total were examined at the hearing that began on Monday.
Justice C. M. Joshi, who is in charge of the Karnataka Control of Organised Crimes Act (KCOCA) special court, adjourned the hearing to August 8 on Friday. There will be more hearing till August 13.
On Friday, the Defence lawyers continued to question a witness who was employed with Lankesh. The witness’s name has been withheld in line with the court’s orders. The witness had given information regarding the journalist’s whereabouts before to her murder on Thursday.
The employee was questioned by the Defence lawyers regarding her alleged ties to the Naxals who had gone to Lankesh’s office, to which the witness provided a negative response.
Two other witnesses had also provided details of the recoveries and of the inquest proceedings conducted by the police.
Lankesh was shot dead on the night of September 5, 2017, in front of her Rajarajeshwari Nagar home in the City. As many as 17 people have been named as accused in the case. The trial in the case started on May 27, close to five years since the murder.