QBengaluru: Complaint Lodged Against Girish Karnad & More 

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Playwright Girish Karnad wearing a “MeTooUrbanNaxal” placard at a function commemorating Garui Lankesh’s first death anniversary.  

1. Complaint Against Girish Karnad for Wearing ‘Urban Naxal’ Placard

Two days after writer and Jnanpith awardee Girish Karnad wore a sign around his neck that read, ‘Me Too Urban Naxal’ at the Gauri Memorial Trust’s convention, a police complaint has been filed against him.

Amruthesh NP filed a complaint at the Vidhana Soudha Police station in Bengaluru against the writer alleging that “Girish Karnad and his associates have Maoist links” and were allegedly involved in the Bhima Koregaon riots in which one person had died. Amruthesh is the defence lawyer for all the accused in the Gauri Lankesh murder case.

Source: The Quint

2. SIT Makes 13th Arrest in Gauri Case

Gauri Lankesh and sketches of the killers released by the SIT. 
Gauri Lankesh and sketches of the killers released by the SIT. 
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The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the murder of journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh, on Friday, got custody of Sudhanva Gondhalekar, 39, an activist from Satara in Maharashtra and a member of the Shivpratishthan Hindustan.

The Maharashtra Anti Terror Squad (ATS), acting on intelligence provided by the SIT, had recovered several country-made pistols from him. He was arrested on 10 August and booked under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for alleged terror conspiracy. A court in Bengaluru on Friday granted custody of Gondhalekar to the SIT for 14 days.

Source: The Hindu

3. Namma Metro to get Second Six-car Train by Sept-end

Bengaluru’s Namma Metro.
Bengaluru’s Namma Metro.
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Namma Metro’s second six-car train will hit the track by the end of this month. The BMRCL on Friday started working on pairing the second set of intermediate cars with an existing train.

Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) officials said the train was received at Byappanahalli depot on Thursday evening and it may take about three weeks to assemble the coaches.

“The formation of a six-car train and initial testing will require about two weeks. Following this, various software and hardware compatibility will be checked. Trial runs and safety tests will be conducted internally before starting commercial operations,” a senior official in BMRCL said.

4. A Techie is Karnataka’s First Cybercrime Convict

Representational image for cybercrime.
Representational image for cybercrime.
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The Crime Investigation Department achieved the state’s first conviction in a cybercrime case when a court convicted a techie after a 10-year legal battle. To fight the case, the techie, Shivprasad Sajjan, even gave up his lucrative career to study law and become a criminal lawyer.

Against all odds, Sajjan managed to drag the case citing loopholes in the law for almost a decade, before being finally convicted. Sajjan was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment and fined Rs 25,000 by the 1st ACMM Court, Bengaluru.

Sajjan was accused of sending obscene and derogatory emails to a victim. He had also reportedly sent the emails to many people from a cyber café.

5. Elephant Electrocuted on the Outskirts of Bengaluru

An elephant was found dead, believed to have been electrocuted from an illegally-drawn wire, at Vadderahalli on the southern outskirts of the city on Friday morning.

Forest officials said the tusker-less male elephant, aged about 40-45 years, was found barely 150m from the border of the Bannerghatta National Park. “The area commonly sees elephant movements in the past, and crop loss compensation is the highest here. After grazing in the farmlands nearby on Thursday night, it was returning to the forests when it came in contact with the live wire placed on the floor,” said Varun Kumar, Range Forest Officer (Kaggalipura).

Source: The Hindu

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