CBI detains former Karnataka Minister and Congress leader Vinay Kulkarni in 2016 murder case

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday detained former Karnataka minister and Congress leader Vinay Kulkarni in connection with the 2016 murder case of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yogesh Gowda.

Kulkarni was picked up by a CBI team from his residence at Barakotri in Dharwad district of Karnataka. 

He was taken to the Dharwad police station for questioning.

In June 2016, Yogesh Gowda, a Zilla Parishad member was murdered in a gym in Saptapur in Karnataka’s Dharwad.

The CBI took over the probe in September 2019.

Gowda’s murder had been attributed to a property dispute.

According to the sources, six people were arrested in March this year in connection with the case.