After meeting Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Karnataka Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president B.S. Yeddyurappa on Monday said that he had requested the former to open a National Investigation Agency (NIA) office in Mangalore, adding Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker Sharath Madiwala murder case to be referred to the agency.
"We have requested Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to open an NIA office in Mangalore immediately and that Sharath murder case to be referred to the NIA," Yeddyurappa told media here.
He added that so far 23 political murders had taken and all these murder cases should be referred to the NIA immediately.
Sharath's murder was the 12th such killing in Karnataka in the last four years.
He was stabbed on July 4 by unidentified assailants at Bantwal in Dakshina Kannada district.
The victim succumbed to his injuries on July 7.