Populist facade of chasing the killers
Lack of will suggests agenda on part of police, writes Arun Srivastava.
Karnataka police trying to find a close similarity between the brutal assassination of journalist Gauri Lankesh and the murder of rationalist M M Kalburgi is the manifestation of the state police's lack of will to nab the marauders of Lankesh and pushing the probe into a blind alley. It is a shame that even after three years of Kalburgi's killing, the Karnataka police has not succeeded in at least identifying the killers. Through its postures it wants us to believe that it has been honest and sincere in pursuing the probe, but the mighty killers have vanished.