KG Halli cops use teargas to disperse rioters
‘Provocation’ was a ‘derogatory’ post against minority community
In a late-night development on Tuesday, miscreants belonging to a particular community vandalised Pulakeshi Nagar legislator Akhanda Srinivasa Murthy’s house in Kaval Byrasandra. Vehicles in front of the house were set on fire by the mob.
The vandals were reacting to an allegedly derogatory social media post by one of Murthy’s relatives (in reply to another post). During the incident, the MLA was not at home.
DCP’s car damaged
The mob also resorted to vandalism at the KG Halli police station by setting fire to some two-wheelers parked in premises and overturning DCP Sharanabasappa’s Innova car. Soruces also said that nearly 50 vehicles were also damaged and torched.
Chamarajpet MLA BZ Zameer Ahmed Khan rushed to the spot to pacify the mob, and the police had to resort to teargas to disperse the mobsters.
The incident that is happening in Kaval Byrsandra is unfortunate. I am hopeful that police will take action against all those who are responsible for this.— B Z Zameer Ahmed Khan (@BZZameerAhmedK) August 11, 2020
I also request everyone to stay calm and maintain peace in the area.
Meanwhile Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai has given free hand for cops to bring the situation under control. City police commissioner Kamalt Pant visited the spot and took stock of the situation.
#Bengaluru #Karnataka— Kiran Parashar (@KiranParashar21) August 11, 2020
Following to the Violence and attack on MLA house
Home minister @BSBommai says no one is above law and stern action will be taken against those who involve in anti social activity. pic.twitter.com/ucAO1vxbKP
Meanwhile, Murthy in a video message released to the media said he stood with the Muslim community and appealed for calm. He said action would be initiated against the person responsible for the allegedly provocative post.
#BangaloreViolence #MLA #AkhandaSrinivasaMurthy releases video.— Aashishh Pareek (@pareektweets) August 11, 2020
“Request our Muslim brothers not to quarrel over a mistake by miscreants. Let’s resolve the issue lawfully by initiating legal action against those responsible”#bengaluru #violence #pulakeshinagar https://t.co/DeDyMDkDE3 pic.twitter.com/P1ciA6lUT8