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Mangaluru: Two right wing activists arrested in Harish murder case

Mangaluru: Two right wing activists arrested in Harish murder case

Mangaluru, Nov 19, 2015: Two right-wing activists have been arrested in connection with the murder of Harish Poojary which took place at Manihalla near BC Road, said IGP Amrit Paul, addressing a press meet at SP office here on Thursday November 19

The arrested have been identified as Bhuvith Shetthy (25) and Achyuta (28).


Harish murder case


Harish murder case

IGP Amrit Paul said, a special police team was formed under the leadership of Bantwal ASP and ACP to nab the murderers of Harish. After seven days of thorough investigation, the Bantwal town police arrested Bhuvith and Achyuta. The other three accused are still at large but will be arrested soon, he said.

He also said that the arrested persons belong to right-wing outfits, but also added that the role of the outfits in the case is yet to be ascertained. During interrogation, it was revealed that it was a case of mistaken identity as the attackers thought Harish to be from the other community.


The one of the accused Bhuvith is already facing three criminal cases and he was the same person who had earlier been arrested for justifying the murder of Prof M M Kalburgi and issuing death threat to Prof K S Bhagwan on Twitter. Achyuta is an accused in two cases, Amrit Paul said.

It could be recalled here that Harish Poojary and his friend Sameeullah were attacked by the miscreants with lethal weapons on November 12 at Manihalli in Bantwal taluk hours after Sangh Parivar activists tried to disrupt peace by pelting stones at SDPI protesters in BC Road.

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Shilpa Sharan, Bangalore Fri, November-20-2015, 1:07

Never prolong the judgement. Once it is proved hang the culprits.The rowdies must learn the lesson and put an end to it to some extent.

Eined Clara, Udupi Fri, November-20-2015, 1:02

So easily they feel it was a wrong identity. There is no value for life. Because of their mistake the family has to suffer for life time.

Lohith Shetty, Mumbai Fri, November-20-2015, 12:54

Being in a different community Harish and Samiullah were friends What’s the problem with the others? The culprits involved in the murder case must be hanged to death for this crime. The strict action must be taken only then we can put an end to communal superstitions. All are born as HUMAN BEINGS It is we who label with a Religion and Community.

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