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PTI Last Updated at 09 Aug 2018, 19:08 IST India

The SIT probing the killing of

journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh today arrested a 37-year old

hotelier from Belagavi on charges of harbouring two key

accused in the case, police said.

Bharat Kurne, a resident of Sambhaji Gali in Belagavi,

had 'harboured' the mastermind of the crime Amol Kaleand

sharp shooter Parashuram Waghmare, an official of the Special

Investigation Team said.

With this, the total number of suspects arrested in the

case has risen to 12.

"We have arrested one Bharat Kurne.He has been remanded

to judicial custody (by a court) and we have appliedfor

police custody," the official told PTI.

The police plea seeking custody of Kurne has been posted

for hearing tomorrow, police said.

Left leaning Lankesh, who was stronglyopposed to

Hindutva, was shot dead on September 5 last yearby two

bike-borne assailants near her house here, triggering


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