In pursuance of the state government’s intention to recover costs of destruction of public and private property from those accused in the recent city riots, it was resolved at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Monday to approach the High Court for appointment of a Claims Commissioner, as per the order of the Supreme Court of India, for assessment of damage caused to private and public property.
Among other points, the CM was briefed about the action initiated against the accused in the DJ Halli and KG Halli riots, including invocation of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). A special investigation team has been formed, three special public prosecutors will be appointed, and the invocation of the Goonda Act will be considered by the SIT.
Among those present at the meeting were Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai, Chief Secretary TM Vijay Bhaskar, Advocate General Prabhuling Navadagi, ACS (Home) Rajneesh Goel, DGP Praveen Sood, ADGP(Intelligence) B Dayananda, Bengaluru City Police Commissioner Kamal Pant and ADGP (Law and Order) Amar Kumar Pandey.
Our Govt has decided to assess the damages caused to public & private property in the violent incidents in KG Halli & DG Halli & recover the costs from the culprits. We will approach Hon'ble High Court for appointment of Claim Commissioner as per Hon'ble Supreme Court order (1/3)— B.S. Yediyurappa (@BSYBJP) August 17, 2020
A Special Investigation Team has already been formed to conduct a detailed investigation in the matter and a team of three special prosecutors will be appointed for speedy trial of the cases. SIT will consider invoking Goonda Act if warranted. (3/3)— B.S. Yediyurappa (@BSYBJP) August 17, 2020