Central Bureau of Investigation officials picked up former Karnataka Minister and Congress leader Vinay Kulkarni in Dharwad on Thursday in connection with the murder of former Zilla Panchayat member and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Yogesh Gowda in 2016, official sources said.
According to sources, Kulkarni was taken from his residence to suburban police station in Dharwad for questioning.
His younger brother Vijaya Kulkarni is also being questioned, they said.
Yogesh Gowda was killed in his gymnasium on June 15, 2016 by unidentified men.
Ypgesh's brother had sought CBI's investigation into the matter. The then Siddaramaiah-led Congress government in Karnataka did not but the new BJP government is now investigating the matter.
In the past, few politicians engaged in criminal activities by using their political & money power. Now the situation has changed. CBI will quiz him (Vinay Kulkarni) & I welcome the move: Karnataka Minister KS Eshwarappa on Congress leader Vinay Kulkarni taken into custody by CBI https://t.co/l5yoI8ewgBpic.twitter.com/gNxyF3geA8— ANI (@ANI) November 5, 2020