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SC slams K'taka for dragging its feet on Kalburgi probe

SC slams Ktaka for dragging its feet on Kalburgi probe
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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday pulled up the Karnataka government for "doing nothing and just fooling around" in the investigation of the killing of noted scholar and rationalist M M Kalburgi in 2015 at Dharwad.

The top court indicated that it might transfer the case to Bombay High Court for supervision of investigation after looking into the status report of Karnataka government.

A bench of Justices R F Nariman and Navin Sinha asked the Karnataka government to file its status report in two weeks on the investigation done so far in the case.

"What have you (Karnataka government) done so far? Nothing. You are just fooling around. How long will you take for completing the investigation? Tell us, or we will pass orders," the bench said.

Advocate Devadatt Kamat, appearing for Karnataka government said that he would have to take instructions on time for completing the investigation.

"You take instruction. Then we will send the matter to Bombay High Court where a similar matter is pending. You people are just doing nothing," the bench said.

Kalburgi the former Vice-Chancellor of Hampi University and a well-known scholar and epigraphist, was shot dead in broad daylight at his residence in Kalyan Nagar in Dharwad, Karnataka, on August 30, 2015. See P7

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