The Supreme Court on Monday pulled up the Karnataka government for the tardy progress in the probe into the murder of scholar MM Kalburgi in Dharwad more than three years ago. The court told the Karnataka government that till now nothing has happened in the investigation and asked the state government to give a report within two weeks about the possible time schedule by which the investigations could be completed.
The apex court was hearing the petition of Kalaburgi’s wife Uma Devi. “You haven’t done anything, investigated nothing,” the court said even as it said that if matters went at this pace, it was inclined to transfer the cases to Bombay High Court.
77-year-old Kalburgi, the former Vice-Chancellor of Hampi University, was shot dead in broad daylight at his residence in Kalyan Nagar in Dharwad, Karnataka, on August 30, 2015.
—India Legal Bureau