The police in Bengaluru have arrested 149 folks in reference to the violence within the metropolis over a Fb submit. The loss of life 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, have been injured whereas attempting to manage the violence within the DJ Halli and KG Halli areas.
The police mentioned they’ve arrested the person accused of sharing the controversial submit 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.
Folks accustomed to the developments mentioned that the youth has denied his function saying that his social media account was hacked.
Pant additional appealed to everybody to cooperate with the drive to be able to preserve peace.
The clashes befell in Bengaluru’s Pulakeshi Nagar space on Tuesday night time when he protesters, irked over the Facebok submit, vandalised a police station and a Congress legislator’s residence. They hurled bottles and stones on the lawmaker’s home and the policemen.
A few of the automobiles parked close to the MLA’s home have been additionally broken.
Murthy later launched a video message the place he appealed to the protesters to not resort to violence. “There is no such thing as a have to struggle. All of us are brothers. We’ll get the individual punished as per regulation. We can even be with you,” he mentioned within the video message.
Part 144 has been imposed throughout Bengaluru after the violence. State house minister B Bommai mentioned that no one shall be allowed to take the regulation into their very own arms. He additionally added that extra police forces have been deployed to take care of regulation and order. The state of affairs within the metropolis stays tense however police assured that issues have been introduced underneath management.
Bommai will meet chief minister BS Yediyurappa to transient him concerning the state of affairs.