Bengaluru violence: Section 144 extended in DJ Halli, KG Halli police station limits till Auguest 15

South India

Section 144 of Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) has been extended in areas under DJ Halli and KG Halli police station limits till 6 am on August 15. 


Section 144, which prohibits the gathering of four or more people at a place, had been imposed in the entire city on Wednesday after violence broke out in some parts of the city.

Congress MLA Srinivas Murthy's nephew Naveen was arrested for allegedly sharing a 'derogatory' post on social media that triggered violence in the city on Tuesday night in which three persons died and around 60 police personnel sustained injuries.

Murthy's house was also vandalised by miscreants following the social media post. Residence of Congress MLA Akhanda Srinivasamurthy was also attacked after the violence broke out.

FIR has been filed against 17 main accused in violence that took place on August 11.

On Wednesday, Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai said that a district magistrate will hold an inquiry into Tuesday's violence in Bengaluru and said so far 146 people have been arrested.

The arrested persons have been accused of arson, stone-pelting and assault on the police. 


WIth inputs from Agency


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