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Bengaluru violence: 60,000-strong mob had gathered, pelted stones at police, says eyewitness

An eyewitness mentioned on Wednesday there was a powerful mob of 50,000 to 60,000, which pelted stones at police personnel and broken property at a police station through the violence on Tuesday evening in Bengaluru.

At least three folks have died and scores of police personnel have been injured after the violence in Pulakeshi Nagar of the state capital of Karnataka on Tuesday evening. The violence broke out over a social media message, which was allegedly posted by a relative of a Congress legislator. Police automobiles have been additionally broken and set on fireplace.

Sharif, who was an eyewitness to the violence at the police station in DJ Halli, mentioned he had come to report his assertion. “We are from civil defence and have come to protect the police. It was not the police’s fault, it was the public’s fault,” he advised reporters.

“This (police station) is like my temple, my masjid. We have to support the police,” he added.

Bengaluru Police have arrested 149 folks for arson, stone-pelting and assault on the police, officers mentioned. Congress’ member of legislative meeting (MLA) Srinivas Murthy’s nephew was additionally arrested for sharing the “derogatory” publish on Facebook.

Chief minister BS Yediyurappa tweeted to sentence the violence and that he has already ordered motion in opposition to these taking the regulation into their arms. Yediyurappa mentioned those that attacked the police, media and the general public is not going to be spared and strict motion shall be taken. He additionally appealed for calm.

Yediyurappa appealed to folks to take care of peace and mentioned that violence in opposition to journalists, police and folks was unacceptable.

“The miscreants in the DJ Halli police station has led to the assault and rioting at MLA Akhand Srinivasa’s house and police station. Already, directives have been issued against the perpetrators and the government has taken all possible steps to curb the situation,” Yediyurappa tweeted (roughly translated from Kannada).

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“The attack on journalists, the police and the public in the riot last night was unacceptable. The government will not tolerate such provocations and rumours. Strict action against perpetrators is certain. I appeal to people to maintain peace and act with restraint and without panic,” he mentioned in one other tweeted.

Murthy’s home was additionally vandalised by the mob following the social media publish by his nephew. Residence of Congress MLA Akhanda Srinivasamurthy was additionally attacked after the violence broke out.

A curfew has been clamped in DJ Halli and KG Halli police station limits after the violence broke out within the space. Police have additionally imposed Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) in Bengaluru to ban the meeting of 4 or extra individuals in an space.

(With company inputs)

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