Bengaluru violence NIA conducts searches arrests key conspirator


Bengaluru violence: NIA conducts searches at 30 places
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Bengaluru violence: NIA conducts searches at 30 locations

The National Investigation Agency on Thursday arrested Sayed Saddiq Ali, an absconding alleged conspirator within the assault on a Bengaluru police station on August 11, officers stated. A 44-year previous resident of Bengaluru, Ali was allegedly concerned within the assault on KG Halli Police Station that resulted within the destruction of public and authorities property, together with harm to the police station constructing and automobiles parked within the police station premises and close by areas.

Over 3,000 folks went on a rampage on August 11 torching the residences of Congress MLA R Akhanda Srinivasa Murthy, his sister Jayanthi and Devara Jeevanahalli and Kadugondanahalli police stations in Bengaluru.

The NIA carried out searches in 30 places in Bengaluru as a part of its investigation into the conspiracy behind the violence triggered by an objectionable social media publish on Prophet Mohammed, officers stated.

“During searches, airgun, pellets, sharp weapons, iron rods, digital devices, DVRs and many SDPI and PFI related incriminating documents and material have been seized,” NIA IG Sonia Narang stated in an announcement.

“The State Secretary, Social Democratic Party of India, Muzamil Pasha and other members of Social Democratic Party of India /Popular Front of India gathered a mob at the houses of Naveen, Sh. Akhanda Srinivas Murthy and at the premises of DJ Halli and KG Halli police stations, who vandalised the premises and resorted to arson, creating fear and panic among the masses,” she stated.

The NIA motion got here days after it took over the investigation into two circumstances, wherein the Bengaluru police had invoked the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, on the directions of the Union Home Ministry.

According to the NIA, Ali works as a restoration agent with a financial institution and had been absconding since August 11.

The Bengaluru police had registered 65 circumstances and arrested over 350 folks in reference to the violence which left 4 folks lifeless, three of them in police firing. 

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