Bangalore clash: 3 killed, Sec 144 imposed (video)
Published: 10:28 12 August 2020 Updated: 19:25 12 August 2020
A Facebook post laced with communal remarks sparked violent clashes in Bengaluru on Tuesday night in which a mob vandalized a police station and the residence of a Congress MLA. Three people have been killed while 60 police personnel have been left injured after being attacked by the mob. According to the local police, 110 people have been arrested in connection to the incident so far.
A Facebook post laced with communal remarks sparked violent clashes in Bengaluru on Tuesday night in which a mob vandalized a police station and the residence of a Congress MLA. Three people have been killed while 60 police personnel have been left injured after being attacked by the mob.
After night-long tension following the arson and vandalism in the DJ Halli area of Bengaluru, police said Naveen, whose social media post sparked the vandalism has been arrested.
It is alleged that the nephew of Congress MLA Akhand Srinivas Murthy made vulgar remarks about Hazrat Mohammad (Sallallau Alaihi Oa Sallam) on Facebook. On the same basis, many people became vocal in protest. the violence started all over Bangalore. Protesters set fire to various places. KG Halli and DG Halli police stations were attacked on Tuesday night Sixty policemen, including an ACP, were injured in the incident. Protests erupted in front of the house of Congress leader Srinivas Murthy in the Kaval Byrasandra area of Bangalore. The agitated crowd set fire to the car and picketing stones to the house.
Meanwhile, a group of agitated people protested in front of KG Halli police station and attacked the police force.
The police did not want to lodge a complaint in this incident. However, the leader's nephew said that he did not post such a Facebook post himself. His Facebook account has been hacked and it is alleged that someone else posted this vulgar and provocative post on her behalf. Although that post was later deleted.
But when the riots broke out across the city, political leaders started posting messages of peace on social media. They continue to request through social media to stop such tensions.
Veteran Congress leader Dinesh Gundu Rao tweeted after the attack on MLA Akhand Srinivas' house, "Terrible situation." "No matter what the provocation, no one has the right to take the law into their own hands or destroy government property," he added. The first task to bring the situation under control
Among those who were protesting, 110 people have been arrested in this incident Joint Commissioner (Crime) Sandeep Patel said The nephew of the Congress MLA has also been arrested.
Top ten updates on Bengaluru clashes:
1. Bengaluru Police Commissioner Kamal Pant said, “Accused has been Naveen arrested for sharing derogatory posts on social media.” It was alleged by the mob that the post was made by a relative of Congress MLA Akhanda Srinivasa Murthy.
2. The mob gathered near the residence of the Congress MLA on Tuesday night and vandalized the house along with vehicles that were parked outside. The mob then went on to vandalize the nearby police station believing the cops are hiding the accused man who shared the post inside the station.
3. Bengaluru Police Commissioner Kamal Pant said, “Around 60 police personnel including an Additional Commissioner of Police injured in clashes that broke out over an alleged inciting social media post in DJ Halli and KG Halli police station areas.”
4. As the police teams tried to control the mob from damaging property and setting things on fire, the mob rampaged through the locality. Around 10-15 cars were set on fire in the area while a part of the MLA’s residence was also damaged.
5. As police struggled to contain vandalism and arson, the Karnataka government gave permission to open fire around midnight as the mob turned too violent. Police opened fire in the air.
6. Two people were killed in police firing in Bengaluru and the situation was finally brought under control around 2 am. Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai said riots and arson are against law and warned the rioters that he has given police a free hand to contain the violence.
7. A total of 110 people have been arrested so far for vandalism and attacking police personnel during the violence that broke out in DG Halli locality in Bengaluru.
8. Restrictions under Section 144 of CrPC have been imposed in Bengaluru and curfew has been imposed in DJ Halli and KG Halli police station limits of the city.
9. As the rioters run amok, Congress MLA Murthy appealed for peace and released a video message. He said an entire community should not resort to violence over the fault committed by some miscreants. "There is no need to fight. We all are brothers. We will get the person punished as per law. We will also be with you," the MLA said in a video message.
10. Former minister BZ Zameer Ahmed Khan said the violence was unfortunate. "I am hopeful that police will take action against all those who are responsible for this. I also request everyone to stay calm and maintain peace in the area," Khan tweeted.
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