The police in Bengaluru have arrested 149 folks in reference to the violence within the metropolis over a Fb publish. The demise toll rose to a few on Wednesday after another injured individual succumbed to accidents sustained in Tuesday’s clashes.
Bengaluru police commissioner Kamal pant mentioned that 60 cops, together with an Further Commissioner of Police, had been injured whereas attempting to regulate the violence within the DJ Halli and KG Halli areas.
The police mentioned they’ve arrested the person accused of sharing the controversial publish which the protesters from the minority neighborhood say allegedly insulted a spiritual determine. Information company ANI quoted police commissioner Pant as saying that the accused has been recognized as Naveen who’s the nephew of Congress MLA R Akhanda Srinivas Murthy.
Individuals accustomed to the developments mentioned that the youth has denied his position saying that his social media account was hacked.
Pant additional appealed to everybody to cooperate with the drive with a view to preserve peace.
The clashes passed off in Bengaluru’s Pulakeshi Nagar space on Tuesday evening when he protesters, irked over the Facebok publish, vandalised a police station and a Congress legislator’s residence. They hurled bottles and stones on the lawmaker’s home and the policemen.
Among the autos parked close to the MLA’s home had been additionally broken.
Murthy later launched a video message the place he appealed to the protesters to not resort to violence. “There isn’t any have to battle. All of us are brothers. We’ll get the individual punished as per legislation. We may also be with you,” he mentioned within the video message.
Part 144 has been imposed throughout Bengaluru after the violence. State dwelling minister B Bommai mentioned that no person shall be allowed to take the legislation into their very own arms. He additionally added that further police forces have been deployed to keep up legislation and order. The scenario within the metropolis stays tense however police assured that issues have been introduced below management.
Bommai will meet chief minister BS Yediyurappa to temporary him concerning the scenario.