Sanathan Sanstha denies any role in Gauri Lankesh killing
Hindu outfit Sanatan Sanstha on Thursday said attempts have been made to 'falsely implicate' their organisation in the killing of activist-journalist Gauri Lankesh, but it had no role in scribe’s murder.
Lankesh was shot dead by unknown assailants in Bengaluru on September 5. She was known for her anti-right wing views.
Her assassination came days after the second anniversary of the killing of noted Kannada writer and rationalist M M Kalburgi, who fell to bullets fired by two unidentified men at his residence at Dharwad in north Karnataka on August 30, 2015.
Denying any involvement in Lankesh's killing, the Sanstha's national spokesperson Chetan Rajhans said they were ready to cooperate with the Special Investigating Team (SIT) probing the case.
"Earlier, in the Govind Pansare and Narendra Dabholkar assassination cases, too, the left-leaning intellectuals, media and politicians, had dragged the name of the Sanstha, but the investigating authorities have not found any evidence against us," he told. (With PTI Inputs)