Dharwad (Kartaka), August 31: Working on certain leads, police have stepped up their hunt for the killers of renowned Kanda scholar-turned-ratiolist M.M. Kalburgi, a senior official said on Monday. “We are looking for an early breakthrough as our probe team is working on leads and clues from the crime scene with the help of CCTV footage obtained from the vicinity,” Dharwad Police Commissioner Ravindra Prasad told IANS. Dharwad is located about 430 km north of Bengaluru. A six-member special team was set up under deputy commissioner of police A.S. Ghori to investigate the fatal shooting of 77-year-old Kalburgi around 9 a.m. on Sunday.
“Footage from a closed circuit television (CCTV) of a bank branch in the residential area is being scrutinised, in which two youths are seen moving on a motorbike in a suspicious way in Kalburgi’s residential area before and after the crime,” Prasad said. (IANS)