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Riots damage: Govt to seek HC nod on claims move

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BENGALURU:

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.

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