Karnataka CM Yediyurappa holds meeting with state Home Minister, police officers over Padarayanapura incident

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Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Monday held a meeting with State Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai and police officers over the Padarayanapura incident that occurred on Sunday.

 

A ruckus erupted in Padarayanapura on Sunday allegedly over shifting of suspected COVID-19 persons to quarantine facility by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) officials.

Accoring to the official report, police have arrested 59 people and five FIRs have been registered.

Reacting on the incident, former Karnataka Chief Minister and Janata Dal-Secular leader HD Kumaraswamy said that the people responsible must be dealt with proper action.

"These kinds of incidents are not acceptable, its an act of shame. Doesn't matter which community one belongs to, each and every one must follow the guidelines and law. Whoever is indulged in such act must be punished," he said.

In a series of tweet Kumaraswamy said that it was not at all needed to attack the police check post and this act is unacceptable.

The incident occurred in the late evening on Sunday at Padarayanapura which is recognized as a 'Red Zone' when BBMP officials went to bring 15 secondary contacts of corona positive patients.

However, some people and youth created ruckus and broke the barricades and removed police post which was stalled in the area.

Soon after receiving the information, Bengaluru South Deputy Commissioner of Police reached the spot and brought the situation under control.

In Karnataka, 390 people have been diagnosed with Covid-19, of which 16 people have succumbed to the infection.

According to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday, the total number of coronavirus patients in the country has surged to 17,265.

Meanwhile, with 36 new deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the number of deaths in the country due to COVID-19 has risen to 543. The total number of active cases in the country is 14,175. Meanwhile, 2,547 persons have been cured/discharged/migrated
 

With inputs from ANI

Image credit: Mathrubhumi

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