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K'taka HC denies bail to Mohan Nayak in Gauri Lankesh murder case

K'taka HC denies bail to Mohan Nayak in Gauri Lankesh murder case

SC VC   ¦    Feb 12, 2019 03:11:16 PM (IST)

K\'taka HC denies bail to Mohan Nayak in Gauri Lankesh murder case-1Bengaluru: Mohan Nayak, an accused in the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh has been denied bail by the Karnataka High Court.

Mohan had claimed that there was no solid evidence linking him to the murder of Gauri Lankesh and that he has no history of crime.

However, Mohan has been accused of providing SIM cards and making arrangements for a rented house in Bengaluru where the suspects stayed before killing Gauri Lankesh in September 2017 in front of her residence at R R Nagar in Bengaluru.

Reportedly, he gave up the premises after Lankesh's murder.

Justice B A Patil, who is hearing the case observed that there was enough proof against Mohan that suggest he was an active part of the crime.

Mohan, who has been linked to the 'Sanathan Sanstha', is the 11th accused in the case and was arrested in July 2018 by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the case. He is lodged at the Bengaluru Central Prison.

He is reportedly, facing charges under IPC sections 302 (murder), 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 114 (abettor present when the crime is committed), 118 (concealing design to commit offence), read with Section 35, Section 3 of Karnataka Control of Organised Crimes Act (KCOCA) and sections 3 and 25 of the Arms Act.