The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) which probing a 2016 homicide of a BJP Zilla Panchayat member Yogesh Gowda detained senior Congress chief and former minister in Siddaramaiah’s cupboard Vinay Kulkarni on Thursday, officers stated.
He was detained from his residence at Barakotri in Dharwad district of Karnataka by a six member CBI group led by officer Rakesh Ranjan.
Kulkarni was taken to the Dharwad suburban police station for questioning.
On June 15, 2016, Yogesh Gowda a vocal critic of Kulkarni had been hacked to loss of life by 5 miscreants at Saptapur in Dharwad whereas he was in a fitness center. The CCTV put in on premises had captured all the act. The 5 miscreants had been recognized as shut associates of Kulkarni who was then a minister.
Gowda was allegedly murdered over a property dispute.
The BJP had raised a hue and cry over the homicide handed over the case to CBI in September final yr after coming again to energy within the state.
In March this yr six individuals had been arrested in reference to the homicide.