5 arrested for plotting to murder Prof Bhagavan

Mysuru/Bengaluru, May 30:- Bengaluru Upparapet Police have arrested five people for plotting to murder progressive thinker Prof K S Bhagavan.

The arrested are identified as Amit Degwekar alias Pradeep, Manohar Dundappa, Nihal, Amol Kale of Mumbai and Sujeeth alias Praveen of Shikaripura of Shivamogga district. They were arrested on May 20 and are being interrogated.

During the investigation into the murder of journalist-activist Gowri Lankesh, it was learnt there was a plot to murder Prof Bhagavan as well. SIT officials suspect the involvement of the arrested in the murder of Gowri Lankesh as well. The people know Naveen Kumar, who is arrested in Gowri Lankesh’s murder case. (MR, KS)

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