Ex-minister Vinay Kulkarni out on bail in BJP leader's murder case
New Delhi: The Special Court for People’s Representatives Thursday granted bail to former Congress minister Vinay Kulkarni in a case related to evidence tampering in BJP leader Yogesh Gowda murder.
On August 11, the apex court had granted conditional bail to Vinay Kulkarni in the Yogesh Gowda murder case. The Supreme Court had said any violation of conditions would result in the cancellation of bail.
Vinay Kulkarni was in the Hindalaga jail since the bail in the evidence tampering case was pending in the court. He is out on bail after 9 months in prison.
He was arrested by CBI On November 5, 2020, from his office in Dharwad. After the probe, he was shifted to Hindalaga jail in Belgaum.
Vinay Kulkarni was the minister for Mines and Geology in the Siddaramaiah Government. BJP leader Yogesh Gowda was killed in June 2016 outside a gym in Dharwad. Subsequently, the case was transferred to the CBI in 2019 after the BJP came to power in Karnataka.