Bengaluru, June 27: The Special Investigation Team probing into the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh, had also hatched a plan to kill the national award winning actor Prakash Raj.
The explosive details were revealed during the investigation carried out by the SIT sleuths, reported a leading Kannada news channel.
It is learned that Gauri's killers had conspired to kill Prakash Rai after he targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP on public platforms.
The killers had also planned to eliminate Jnanpeetha awardee Girish Karnad and they had named it as 'operation kaka'. He was on the hitlist of killers.
Parashuram Waghmore, the accused who allegedly shot Gauri dead, reportedly revealed the plan to eliminate Prakash Rai during the questioning. The killers were miffed with Rai's statement post-Gauri's murder, he is understood to have said.
Bengaluru: Gauri killers planned to eliminate actor Prakash Rai, reveals SIT probe https://t.co/a3AEfE5vZK ....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 #justasking pic.twitter.com/tIZd5xoOvq— Prakash Raj (@prakashraaj) June 27, 2018