3,000 rioters got here, burnt home, automobiles: Karnataka MLA

Bengaluru, August 12

It took firing by town police, that resulted in three deaths, to deliver the riots underneath management in Bengaluru, a senior police officer stated in the present day.

“The due process was followed and firing happened, after which the situation was brought under control,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Kuldeep Jain stated on the violence. The riots broke out on Tuesday evening over an alleged social media put up on a “communally sensitive” challenge posted by a relative of Congress MLA Akhanda Srinivasa Murthy.

A visibly shaken Murthy stated, “We were not at home when nearly 3,000 people with petrol bombs, clubs, came and burnt the vehicles, damaged our house.” He stated he had been dwelling with the Muslim brethren for the previous 25 years, however by no means confronted such an issue.

‘Well-planned act’

The method by which the riots had been perpetrated exhibits that it was a well-planned act and was meant to unfold to different components of town. —R Ashoka, Karnataka Revenue Minister

Jain spent the entire evening on the riot-affected locations. Since the riots occurred at evening, mobilising extra police forces took a while. “We tried to convince them but the mob was violent and started pelting stones on the policemen,” he stated.

According to Jain, the identification and arrests of the culprits will proceed as as much as 1,000 individuals had been concerned within the riots. — IANS/PTI

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