Former Minister Vinay Kulkarni Gets Bail

HUBBALLI: Former Minister and Congress leader Vinay Kulkarni has finally got bail in the murder case of a BJP leader.

Kulkarni was arrested by the CBI on November 5 last year in the case of murder of Yogishgouda Goudar (26), a zilla panchayat member in Dharwad representing the BJP. He was hacked to death on June 15, 2016 at his gym in Saptapur in Dharwad after immobilising him by throwing chilli powder on his face.

On Tuesday, senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi while arguing bail plea filed by Kulkarni drew Supreme Court’s attention to the different versions in the challans submitted by the police and CBI wherein the local police probe identified that property dispute was the reason behind the murder but the CBI investigation pointed out that the political rivalry led to the crime. 

A bench of Justice UU Lalit and Justice Ajaj Rastogi Wednesday, August 11, ordered that bail be granted to Vinay Kulkarni to the conditions imposed by the court.

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