Lankesh murder accused sent to SIT custody in Pansare case

MUMBAI: Sessions judge S S Raul sent Amol Arvind Kale (34) in the custody of a special investigation team (SIT) of Maharashtra Police till November 22. Kale was a accused in the murder case of Communist leader Govind Pansare and was earlier arrested by Karnataka Police in connection with the September 2017 murder of journalist Gouri Lankesh.

Pansare, a rationalist thinker and leader of the Communist Party of India, was shot near his house here in February 2015. The SIT told the court that it wanted to probe Kale’s alleged role in the murder of Pansare.

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