NIA finding hints conspiracy to disturb peace and harmony in Karnataka
AS per sources, the National Investigation Agency (NIA), which has taken over the probe of the Bajrang Dal activist Harsha murder case in Karnataka’s Shivamogga, has in preliminary investigations found that the crime was committed to orchestrate communal violence in the backdrop of the hijab controversy.
Harsha was murdered on February 20 in Shivamogga at the height of the hijab controversy. Curfew orders were clamped for seven days in the Shivamogga district to control any incident of communal violence. The murder was also followed by large-scale violence.
Earlier on Saturday, the NIA officials visited Shivamogga and took all documents and materials in connection with the Harsha murder case from the local police.
In further investigation, they have found out that Harsha was murdered with a conspiracy and plan to create communal violence. Sources in NIA also said the agency in its FIR has mentioned this aspect.
Sources further stated that the murder was also executed to create fear and to spoil the peace and harmony in society. Home Minister Araga Jnanendra had also stated that the probe by the local police found that there was a communal agenda behind the murder.
National General Secretary and BJP MLA C T Ravi had earlier stated that it was clear at the outset that Harsha’s murder did not take place for personal reasons.
“I don’t think it is a personal decision by someone out of enmity. There is a possibility of a well-organized racket behind it. The aspects of who provided finance, who conspired, who provoked, who supported them in courts have to be investigated. The aim of handing over the case to NIA is to stop the murders of Hindu activists. Let the probe begin and we will find out whether the culprits are in the state or in another state,” he explained.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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