CBI FILES A CHARGESHEET AGAINST EIGHT ACCUSED IN A CASE RELATED TO MURDER OF SHRI YOGISH GOWDA


 

Press Release
New Delhi, 21.05.2020

The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed a chargesheet before the Principal CJ (Jr. Dn.) JMFC Court, Dharwad against eight accused (resident of Districts Dharwad, Ramanagara, Mandya, Kodagu and Bangalore City) in a case related to the alleged murder of Shri Yogish Gowda. Shri Yogish Gowda, a member of the Dharwad Zilla Panchayath in Karnataka was murdered on 15.06.2016 in front of a gym in Sapthapura in Dharwad.

CBI had registered the case and taken over the investigation on 24.09.2019 based on the notifications of the Karnataka Govt and Govt of India. The case was earlier registered by local police vide Cr No. 135/2016 at Sub-Urban Police Station, Dharwad, on the allegations of the murder of Shri. Yogish Gowda on 15.06.2016. The local police filed the final report on 09.09.2016 before jurisdictional court, chargesheeting six accused persons (all residents of Dharwad).

After taking over the investigation, CBI had arrested 8 accused. Seven of these accused are presently in judicial custody and one accused is on bail. CBI 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 Shri. Yogish Gowda. These accused fled after the commission of the crime.

Further investigation into the role of the other accused and larger conspiracy in this case is continuing on a day to day basis.

The public is reminded that the above findings are based on the investigation done by CBI and evidence collected by it. Under the Indian Law, the accused are presumed to be innocent till their guilt is finally established after a fair trial.

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