According to the SIT findings, the killer of Gauri Lankesh had also hatched a plan to kill versatile actor Prakash Raj after he targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP on public platforms. Prakash Raj, a multi-lingual actor and producer with a fan base across south India, is popular for his outspokenness against the right-wing outfits.
Today Prakash Raj took to twitter and wrote, “Bengaluru: Gauri killers planned to eliminate actor Prakash Rai, reveals SIT probe… ….Look at the narrative to silence voices.. my VOICE will grow more STRONGER now .. you cowards …do you think you will get away with such HATE POLITICS”
It has also come out that the killers had also planned to eliminate Jnanpith award-winning director and playwright Girish Karnad and they had named it as ‘operation kaka’.
During the interrogation, Parshuram Waghmore, who killed Gauri Lankesh, revealed that they planned to eliminate Prakash Raj.
Earlier Prakash Raj said, “A person who supports killing cannot be a Hindu.”
After the murder of Gauri Lankesh, Prakash Raj asked, “When Gauri Lankesh, my friend, was killed…. Why the Prime Minster of this country Narendra Modi was silent?” Prakash Raj also added that politicians deserved his national awards more than he did.
Parshuram Waghmore, who hails from Sindagi in Vijayapura district, was arrested from his house on 12th June, after SIT got a tip-off of his involvement in Gauri Lankesh’s murder.
The sources close to SIT officials say that the team has extracted all the necessary information required for the investigation from Parshuram Waghmore and did not seek his custody. Parshuram Waghmore has confessed before the SIT officials that he was the one who shot dead Gauri Lankesh in front of her residence in Rajarajeshwari Nagar on 5th September, 2017.