BENGALURU AMID VIOLENCE 3 KILLED IN POLICE FIRING.

August 12, 2020 By Swapnil Suryawanshi

Bengaluru Violence: Protesters set many vehicles on fire and surrounded MLA Srinivas Murthy’s house in the city.

Kamal Pant, IPS
@CPBlr

With regard to incidents in DJ Halli, accused Naveen arrested for posting derogatory posts.. also total 110 accused arrested for arson, stone pelting and assault on police. APPEAL TO ALL TO COOPERATE WITH POLICE TO MAINTAIN PEACE.

Bengaluru: 

Three people were killed in police firing in Bengaluru and 60 police personnel injured, the city’s police chief told NDTV, as violence broke out in the eastern part of the city on Tuesday night over a Facebook message posted allegedly by a relative of a Congress MLA. 110 people have been arrested for violence, stone-throwing and assault on police personnel.

Protesters set many vehicles on fire and surrounded MLA Srinivas Murthy’s house in the city. Mr Murthy’s nephew Naveen, who allegedly posted the message on Facebook, has been arrested.

The police used lathi-charge, tear gas and firing to disperse the violent crowd.

“DG Halli and KG Halli saw violent incidents. To bring this under control, police used lathi charge, tear gas and firing. Police Commissioner went to the spot. Police bandobast is in place. Strict action will be taken against those offenders,” the Bengaluru police posted on Twitter.