Prime News, National, Karnataka, Crime, Politics, Bengaluru, February 22:- Scores of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders have demanded a probe by the NIA into the murder case of a Bajrang Dal activist in Karnataka’s Shivamogga district. MP Renukacharya, BJP MLA from Honnali, claimed a conspiracy by Congress leaders behind the killing of Harsha (23) and directly blamed Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president DK Shivakumar.
“Congress is behind the murder of Harsha. He was killed because of DK Shivakumar, BK Hariprasad and other Congress leaders. I urge the Home Minister to hand over the case to the NIA. I will give the compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the family,” he said.
Karnataka Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister KS Eshwarappa and Union Minister of State Shobha Karandlaje have also demanded a probe by the NIA. Eshwarappa, who is from Shivamogga district alleged that “Musalman goondas” are behind Harsha’s murder.
According to BJP’s national general secretary (organisation) BL Santosh, Harsha was killed by jihadi fundamentalists for his opposition to Hijab at educational institutions.
Meanwhile, two more persons have been detained in connection with the murder of Harsha. Three people were already arrested in relation to the case and they are residents of this district headquarters town.
Harsha was stabbed to death on Sunday night (February 20) at Bharathi Nagar in Shivamogga city allegedly by a group of men, who had arrived in a car. Police suspect the involvement of seven people in the murder.