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Bengaluru: Exchange of words with SIT - Indrajit Lankesh's non-cooperative stance


Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)

Bengaluru, Sep 14: Relating to the murder of veteran journalist, Gauri Lankesh, officials of special investigation team (SIT) recorded statements of mother Indira, sister Kavita, and brother, Indrajit Lankesh, on Wednesday September 13. SIT sources said that there were some exchange of words when Indrajit expressed his reluctance to provide details relating to a fight he had with Gauri a few years back about which she had filed police complaint.

A few years back, Gauri had filed complaint against brother Indrajit about having been threatened by him by pointing a pistol at her. When SIT officials questioned Indrajit about this incident, initially Indrajit refused to provide details, it is said. He later told them that he had sold that pistol and has lost the sale receipt.


Lankesh family - File photo

The SIT officials had fixed Wednesday for questioning the family members as protest programme had been held on Tuesday and the family was in deep grief earlier. Indira and Kavita were given the discretion to fix the venue of questioning, and on Wednesday, statements were recorded at Lankesh Patrike office at Basavanagudi. Indira and Kavita remained peaceful and recorded statements over a period of four hours, and provided all details including property sharing, Gauri's struggles, lifestyle, profession, and private life. Statement about death threats faced by Gauri was also obtained.

In 2006, Gauri had registered a complaint in Basavanagudi police station claiming that Indrajit had pointed a pistol at her and posed death threat to her. Indrajit, in a counter complaint, had alleged that Gauri had connections with Naxals. After a year, both had withdrawn their complaints.

When the questioning session was in progress on Wednesday, Indrajit arrived there and objected to certain contents in the statements made by his mother and sister, it is said. This gave rise to an environment of confusion for sometime, officials stated. Although Indrajit was scheduled to record statement on Thursday, he came when his mother's statement was being recorded. When statement about death threats was being recorded, Indrajit pressurized officials to remove names of certain organizations and some other material from the statement. But the officials told him that they can erase objectionable contents only if his mother asks them to do so. Indrajit also shouted at his mother at this juncture after which both shed tears, it is gathered.

When the investigating officials asked Indrajit to produce the pistol he possessed then and copy of the licence, Indajit got angry and questioned the necessity of digging out an old case. He said that his relationship with elder sister Gauri was cordial since then and there is no connection with that incident and the present one. When officials insisted on production of the pistol he said he had sold it. When officials wanted him to produce the receipt, he said it was lost. It is learnt that he did not properly reply to a few questions.

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 15 2017

    When gowri filed case of harassment why the police did not ask about pistol ?
    And it was after one full year there was mutual settlement then for whole year wt
    the police were doing ?

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  • Ivar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    We are all immensely indebted to Indrajith Lankesh. Even in case, those bullets are from Indrajith's gun, he can be let go free.
    He is the one who introduced Deepika Padukone to Kannada and then to Indian Cinema.

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  • Amith, USA

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Time to interrogate Indrajeet Lankesh. .............can't ruled out!!!!!!

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    The Lankesh's family holds large tracts of land banks in South Bengaluru areas as well near Ramanagaram. Most of the family has been fighting internally for last so many years. This looks like a property dispute case after all.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Indrajit Lankesh's statement is an internal matter & nothing to do with Gauri's murder ...

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  • pks, mlr

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    tell this to pappu. LOL

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  • santhu, Mumbai/Udupi

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Indrajit become quit famous in hit Kannada comedy show ' Maza takeis' he seem to be good human being.

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  • H . Dsouza, KODAGU / MANGALURU

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Good one! Waiters in a popular Bar and Restaurant in Mangalore, told my wife Madam your husband is very good man,! He left his car here and went by auto,,😁

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  • Sudhakar, Kallianpur

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Drunk and drive is prohibited, that's why he went by Auto...

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  • santhu, Mumbai/Udupi

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Next day morning he will come back to take his CAR.

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  • Sampath, Mlore/Blore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    " Indrajit pressurized officials to remove names of certain organizations and some other material from the statement ".

    Dear Mr. Lankesh, its not filmto erase what you dont like.. Further beware of your political fathers. Whole world knows they are big FEKU and will wash their hands if they feel that they may drown.

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  • RSRB, Kundapur/Singapur

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Reply for your point is also in the news.. read below

    ".............at this juncture after which both shed tears, it is gathered..........."

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  • basil dsouza, mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Indrajith was giving big big statements at the BJP sponsored Arnab Goswami Republic Tv deabte and now what happend to Indrajith????

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  • Mr Truth, Bangalore/ Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Take my word and it will come true , Indrajit lankesh already poised to be BJP candidate for 2019 elections, Print Media needs a strong voice and circulation , his sister ruled it, Now he will .

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  • vivek, hirebyle / abu dhabi

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    there is saying in Kannada " by having Butter in his palm still looking allover for Ghee"............this Indrajit might not involved in Killing ...but his soft corner for Sanghis can give vital clue for this case....

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  • jeevan, mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Left or right we should not cross laxman rekha...
    I am jeevan but not a gouri.

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  • JAGDISH, mumbai

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    ADHAR CARD DEPARTMENT WILL BE IN BIG TRAUMA AFTER LOOKING AT THOUSANDS OF GAURIS

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  • jeevan, mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Property.disputte ???????

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  • ABDUL RAFIQ, Uchila

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    No.
    Indrajith is riot wing follower and leaning towardsBJP. He was opposing and threatening her because of her affiliation with left liberal groups.

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  • Dinesh, Dubai

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    "Madida Unnu Maraya" we have belive in whoever do sin god will punish them.same here also happen thank god I am not gouri.

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  • Alphonso Rodrigues, Udupi

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    The way this is heading, eventually it might be called as 'suicide' and case closed.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Why are you using a Christian name & supporting Chaddis ...

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  • JOY CASTELINO, MOODUBELLE/DUBAI

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Indrajit Lankesh, owner of "Lankesh patrike", writing one page article in every issue of Lankesh Patrike. Once Ravi Belagere, editor of " Hai Bengaluru" wrote about Indrajit Lankesh that, if this guy in front of Kannada authors/writers/poets write one page kannada article & show them, all the Kannada authors / writers will give back their Awards!!!!!!

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  • JOY CASTELINO, MOODUBELLE/DUBAI

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Dal me kuch kala hai!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Ramesh S, MANGALORE

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    ..there is high chance of family feud or naxal angle..siblings filed cases each other, they threatened each other, there is property dispute..Intellectuals/ Congress VP shown urgency to blame MODI even before preliminary investigation which shows their hatred/intolerance..but state HM looks composed..He knows where case is heading ..He on record said ideology debate is diverting tactics..lets wait n watch..

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  • roger, manipal

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Everybody wants to know who killed Gowri. as per home minister they have got the clue. they got the tree...digging the roots. they dont want culprits to get clean chit. hope they will find the motive & the people behind the murder. to crack the nut is difficult. hope Karnataka will give justice.

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    BJP's Subbu Swami already said... family feud can be the reason for the murder

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Indrajit is a S***hi agent.

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  • Jaimini P.B., Manipal,Sharjah

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Why is he not cooperating ? Now Police have more doubts..Leftist, Congis who are trying their best to defame RSS/Modi must read this article...I commented when Gauri Lankesh was killed that there were many reasons behind murder...One of the reasons "Family Politics"....

    Note: Unless Police completes the investigation and confirms killer..everyone is innocent..so..have patience..

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Some Sanghee leaders are saying... "We don't know who is Gauri Lankesh"!

    Now Yeddi will tell... "Who is Indrajith Lankesh"?

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  • shrikanth, mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    even i dont know.

    prem...what is ur busines in bedra? how is going ? r u selling paper also ?

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  • P. Shirish Kumar, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Do Pappu's know who is Indrajeet?

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  • Pulimunchi, Bahrain

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Nothing can be ruled out.

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