In Bangalore, there was widespread violence on a Facebook post during the intervening night of Tuesday-Wednesday. The people of particular community have fiercely indulged in violence and arson in many areas here. In order to handle the situation, the police had to shoot, in which three people died. In view of the situation not being uncontrolled, Section 144 will continue to be applicable till 6 am on August 15 in the DJ Halli and KG Halli area. Commissioner of Police Kamal Pant has given this information. When Section 144 is implemented, four or more people are prevented from collecting at one place.
The government has termed this violence as planned violence. Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai said that the District Magistrate would investigate the violence in Bengaluru on Tuesday and said that 146 people have been arrested so far. In a meeting with senior officials of the Chief Minister, it has been decided that the District Magistrate will investigate the incident as per the guidelines of the National Human Rights Commission. Those arrested have been charged with arson, stone pelting and assault on police.
Won’t forgive rioters: Yeddyurappa
Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa has condemned the MLA’s house, targeting the police station and spreading the riot. He said, “Strict action has been directed against the culprits and the government has taken all steps to stop the violence. Attacks on police, media persons and civilians cannot be forgiven. The government will not tolerate such incidents. ‘ Congress leader Siddaramaiah also appealed to all the community to remain calm.
Hyderabad police alert
In the wake of the Bangalore violence, Hyderabad Police Commissioner (CP) Anjani Kumar alerted the authorities and the social media unit of the City Police to monitor social media posts. Kumar held a video conference with all the senior police officers after the violence in Bengaluru.
The case is related to the Facebook post of nephew of Congress MLA Akhand Srinivas Murthy. People of particular community came on the road as soon as this alleged objectionable post came to light. A large number of people surrounded the Congress MLA’s house in Pulakeshi and shouted slogans. By the time the crowd became violent and started sabotage and arson. The MLA’s house was also set on fire. Although the MLA was not at home at that time. The protesters also targeted DJ Halli Pulithane. The rioters burnt several vehicles of police and common people. An MTM was also destroyed. After the arson and violence, war-like conditions were created in the entire area. Seeing the violence uncontrolled, the police had to charge sticks. Police also fired tear gas shells. Even after this, the police had to shoot if the situation did not happen.