Gauri Lankesh Murder Case: KCOCA charges restores on accused by the Supreme Court of India

The Supreme Court of India passed an order restoring Karnataka Organised Crimes Act against one of the accused in Gauri Lankesh Murder Case. A presided by Justice A M Khanmilkar allowed an appeal filed by filmmaker Kavita Lankesh, Sister of Gauri Lankesh. The appeal was filed against the High Court’s decision to quash the charges against the accused Mohan Nayak.

The plea said charge sheets have been filed with respect to the murders of Dr Narendra Dabolkar in 2013, Govinda Pansare in 2015, Dr M M Kalburgi in 2015 and conspiracy to murder Prof Bhagavan in 2018.

The High Court had on April 22 had quashed the order of Bengaluru Commissioner of Police passed in 2018 and the supplementary charge sheet filed thereafter, invoking charges under the KCOCA. The plea claimed Nayak has been actively involved in providing shelter to the killers prior to and after committing the offence and has participated in a series of conspiracies, abetting, planning, providing logistics.
Inputs from livelaw


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