Bengaluru police commissioner Kamal Pant stated: “We now have made heavy police deployment within the violence-affected areas. We now have arrested 110 individuals who had set fireplace to property and attacked the police with stones. The state of affairs is beneath management now”.
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The cops stated that they had additionally arrested Naveen, whose derogatory social media put up triggered violence within the space.
Naveen, who’s the relative of Pulakeshinagar MLA (Congress) Akhanda Srinivasmurthy, had allegedly posted content material that enraged a bit of the minority group on Tuesday night. An indignant mob attacked the MLA’s residence round 7pm earlier than storming the D J Halli and KG Halli police stations on Tuesday night time.
Within the violence that broke out, the mob set fireplace to a dozen police automobiles and injured over 60 cops. Extra police forces have been prevented from coming into the world because the rioters continued to dam the roads. The state of affairs deteriorated when the rioters attacked the DJ Halli police station round midnight following rumours that the cops have been defending the MLA’s relative.
“There have been 4,000 rioters who resorted to vandalism and stone-pelting on the slim streets,” a senior police officer stated.
The cops resorted to lathicharge, lobbed tear gasoline shells and eventually opened fireplace to quell the mob. Two individuals have been killed within the police firing and three others have been injured. The state of affairs got here beneath management within the early hours of Wednesday.
The town police have clamped prohibitory orders in D J Halli and KG Halli police station limits.
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