The agency had registered the case and taken over the investigation on September 24, 2019 on the request of the Karnataka government and Centre.
BJP leader Yogish Gowda was murdered on June 15, 2016 in front of a gym in Dharwad, Karnataka.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday filed a chargesheet against eight accused in connection with the murder of BJP leader Yogish Gowda before the JMFC Court, Dharwad.
BJP leader Yogish Gowda, a member of the Dharwad Zilla Panchayath in Karnataka was murdered on June 15, 2016 in front of a gym in Sapthapura, Dharwad.
The agency had registered the case and taken over the investigation on September 24, 2019 on the request of the Karnataka government and Centre. Earlier, the case being investigated by the Sub-Urban Police, Dharwad. The local police had filed the final report on September 9, 2016 before jurisdictional court, chargesheeting six accused.
According to the FIR, when Gowda came to his gym on June 15, 2016, six people sprinkled chilli powder on his face and hacked him to death. Later, the killers escaped on three two-wheelers.
The CBI during investigation arrested Santosh Savadatti, Dinesh M, Sunil K, Harshith, Aswath S, Nazeer Ahamad, Shanawaz And Nutan KS in connection with the case. Seven of these accused are presently in judicial custody whereas one accused is on bail. All the eight accused have been named as accused in the CBI’s chargesheet.
“The investigation revealed that the accused allegedly came to Dharwad on two occasions in June 2016 and with the support of other accused allegedly planned the murder of Yogish Gowda. These accused fled after the commission of the crime,” said RK Gaur, CBI spokesperson.