Delayed police motion towards Naveen, 35, who had allegedly posted on his Fb account materials offensive to a group, led infuriated mobs to riot. He’s the nephew of Pulakeshinagar Congress MLA Akhanda Srinivasamurthy.
Naveen was arrested round 2am Wednesday. By then, the mobs had attacked KG Halli and DJ Halli police stations, burnt police autos and injured scores of personnel. The Karnataka authorities on Wednesday ordered a magisterial probe into the violence. A complete of 145 males, together with Muzammil Pasha, a pacesetter of the state unit of the Social Democratic Occasion of India (SDPI), have been arrested in reference to the violence during which 17 autos have been torched and 73 others broken. The violence left 70 police personnel, together with senior officers, and 35 others injured.
The mayhem in Kavalbyrasandra, KG Halli, and DJ Halli ended within the early hours of Wednesday after reinforcements rushed to the troubled localities, burst teargas shells, resorted to lathicharge at a number of locations and opened hearth to quell violent agitators. Police officers have been tightlipped concerning the locations the place police opened hearth; nevertheless, sources mentioned 20 rounds have been fired.
One of many lifeless contaminated with Covid-19
Two of the lifeless have been recognized as Yasin Pasha, 28, and Wazid Ahmed, 25, of KG Halli. Pasha assisted his father of their mutton stall, whereas Ahmed did odd jobs. One of many lifeless individuals examined constructive for Covid-19.
The protests started round 7pm on Tuesday, with a small group of individuals gathering on the Pulakeshinagar MLA’s home in Kavalbyrasandra with their grouse towards Naveen and one other group approaching KG Halli police station with a criticism towards the FB submit.
Quickly, the protest took a violent flip, with mobs vandalising the MLA’s home and that of his nephew close by. A bid to torch Naveen’s home was foiled as a fireplace tender arrived in time.
Whereas police sought time to look into the criticism, mobs attacked KG Halli and DJ Halli police stations.
Autos parked on the roadside in each station limits have been torched and was barricades to stop reinforcements from speeding in. After bursting of tear-gas shells and lathicharge did not disperse the mobs, police opened hearth.
On Wednesday, senior IPS officers, together with further commissioners of police, have been stationed in KG Halli and DJ Halli. Paramilitary forces of Karnataka State Reserve Police carried out a flag march within the lanes of DJ Halli and KG Halli from morning to nighttime.
The roads appeared to enter a selfimposed lockdown as residents remained indoors, retailers didn’t open and site visitors was restricted.