Bengaluru Violence: Police Arrest Congress Corporator’s Husband

Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister CN Ashwathnarayan said that the incident created fear among innocent citizens and caused damage to property.

Jessica David

August 14, 2020

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Bengaluru Police arrested 60 more people in connection with the August 11 riots, with which the total number of arrested has gone up to 206. Among the 60 arrested is Kaleem Pasha, husband of Congress corporator from Nagwara ward, Irshad Begum. Kaleem Pasha is said to have close political links with both, the Congress party and Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI). On Tuesday (August 11), angry mobs attacked the house of Pulakeshinagar MLA Akhanda Srinivas Murthy over an alleged derogatory social media post by the Congress leader’s relative.

Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister CN Ashwathnarayan warned the vandals saying that every rioter and arsonist, “involved in any way, will be hunted down, no matter where they hide.” He also said that the incident created fear among innocent citizens and caused damage to property. The mob went berserk in DJ Halli and KG Halli Police Station areas of Bengaluru. The police opened fire at the unruly mobs and three people died in police firing while over 50 people were injured in the violent clashes. At least 145 people were reportedly arrested a day after the violence had erupted.

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