Bengaluru Clash: Section 144 extended till August 21 in violence hit areas
Bengaluru : Bengaluru Police has extended section 144, imposed in violence hit areas of DJ Halli and KG Halli, till 6 AM on August 21.
Last week, section 144 was imposed in the entire city after violence broke out over a social media post on Prophet Muhammad by a political leader. Later, it was confined to two majorly hit areas till August 18.
Earlier in the day, the Karnataka government also announced to impose the stringent UAPA (Unlawful Activities Prevention Act) law as well as the Goonda Act in view of last week’s riots.
Hundreds of people had come on road and started damaging public property after a social media post by P Naveen, a relative of Pulakeshinagar Congress MLA R Akhanda Srinivasa Murthy.
Three people were reportedly killed in the violence and more than 100 people were injured, including police personnel.
The MLA’s residence and a police station at DJ Halli was torched by rioters. They also set more than 300 police and private vehicles afire, vandalised ATMs and public properties and looted the belongings of the legislator and his sister.
According to a news report, Bengaluru Police has arrested nothing less than 200 people due to their alleged role in Bengaluru violence.