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Gauri Lankesh Murder: SC notice to accused on Karnataka’s plea to cancel bail

By Jhanak Singh      02 March, 2024 12:03 PM      0 Comments
Gauri Lankesh Murder SC notice to accused on Karnatakas plea to cancel bail

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday decided to examine a Karnataka government's plea against the High Court's order allowing bail to accused Mohan Nayak in a case related to murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh in 2017.

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A bench of Justices Vikram Nath and Satish Chandra Sharma asked the counsel for the accused to file a response and directed the state government counsel to serve a copy upon him.

In January also, the court has issued a similar notice to the accused on a petition by Kavitha Lankesh, sister of the deceased.

The court fixed the matter for hearing on April 9.

The Karnataka HC had on December 7, 2023 granted bail to him.

Gauri Lankesh Murder Investigation Updates: Tracking the Progress in the High-Profile Case

Lankesh, a leading journalist, and activist was killed on September 05, 2017 outside her house at Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Bengaluru.

The HC had said the accused has been in jail for more than five years and there can't be fetters of the power to enlarge the petitioner on bail when there is undue delay in trial, which may not be completed anytime soon.

 

Also Read - Karnataka High Court Grants Bail To Gauri Lankesh Murder Accused Mohan Nayak. Here’s Why



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