Police arrests 35 more accused over Bengaluru violence

South India

Atleast, 35 more people have been arrested in connection with violence in Bengaluru over a derogatory social media post earlier this week.


As per the report, the police have arrested 340 people so far in connection with the violence. The arrested persons have been accused of arson, stone-pelting and assault on the police. 

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.

An FIR was registered on the complaint of Congress MLA Akhanda Srinivas Murthy at DJ Halli Police station 3 days after the violence broke out in parts of Bengaluru on August 11.

As per the complaint, 2,000-3,000 people set his house and other properties including vehicles, on fire on August 11. Gold and silver items, vehicles and other things worth Rs 3 crore were robbed.

As per the report from the plice officials, complaint was filed by MLA three days of after the incident. Complainant MLA said that he was unable to come out of trauma after his house was burnt.

Earlier, Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai had said that a district magistrate will hold an inquiry into the violence.

The imposition of Section 144 of Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) in areas under DJ Halli and KG Halli police station limits has also been extended till 6 am on August 18. 

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.


With inputs from Agency 

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At least 11 FIRs had been registered till August 14 in connection with Bengaluru violence cases, out of which seven have been registered at DJ Halli police station in the city.


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