BJP chief Yogish Gowda, who was a member of the Dharwad Zilla Panchayath in Karnataka, was killed due to “political causes”, the CBI has alleged in its cost sheet filed in opposition to eight accused earlier than a Dharwad court docket, officers mentioned on Thursday.
Mr Gowda was killed on June 15, 2016 in entrance of a gymnasium in Dharwad.
The cost sheet was filed earlier than the Judicial Justice of the Peace First Class Courtroom in Dharwad in opposition to Santosh Savadatti, Dinesh M, Sunil KS, Harshith, Aswath S, Nazeer Ahamad, Shanawaz and Nutan Ok. All however one are in judicial custody.
“The accused allegedly got here to Dharwad on two events in June 2016 and with the assist of the opposite accused, allegedly deliberate the homicide of Yogish Gowda. These accused fled after the crime,” CBI spokesperson RK Gaur mentioned.
The company has alleged that the killing had “political causes” behind it and was a results of political rivalry, the officers mentioned.
The company had taken over the case on September 24, 2019, practically three years after the homicide, on the request of the BJP authorities in Karnataka and a referral from the centre.
The case was earlier probed by the Karnataka Police which had charged six individuals for allegedly planning and executing the killing.
The CBI has arrested eight accused within the case of which seven are in judicial custody, they mentioned.
“Additional investigation into the function of the opposite accused and bigger conspiracy on this case is constant on a day-to-day foundation,” Mr Gaur mentioned.