Bengaluru: Violent protests erupted in eastern Bengaluru on Tuesday over an ‘objectionable message’ posted by a politician’s relative on social media. Violent crowds gathered outside the house of Congress MLA Akanda Srinivas Murthy and raised slogans against the post and also opened fire. People were demanding the arrest of Naveen, a relative of Srinivas Murthy. People also staged protests in DJ Halli, KG Halli and Pulakeshi Nagar. 3 people have died in this violent protest while over 60 policemen have been injured. During this time, protesters set hundreds of vehicles on fire and also broke ATM machines. Also Read – Hearing on Rajasthan case adjourned for Monday: Pilot, disgruntled MLAs got four days relief
In this regard, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa condemned the violence in a tweet and said that strict action has been ordered against the culprits, the government is also taking correct action against the mob. Attacking the police and people is not fair, it will not be tolerated at all. People keep peace. Let us know that 3 people have died in this incident and more than 100 people have been arrested. Also Read – Audio-video war in Rajasthan, 7th time Congress MLA accuses CM OSD
Please tell that last night, MLA Murthy of Pulikeshi Nagar posted a video on social media and asked the crowd to stop the protest. In the video, Murthy was appealing, saying, “Please do not resort to violence over the mischievous act of some miscreants.” A large crowd also appeared in front of the KG Halli police station in the city. Other violent crowds broke into the DJ Halli police station and vandalized some vehicles and furniture and also tried to attack some policemen. Several photos have gone viral, in which vandalism is clearly visible outside DJ Halli Police Station. Also Read – Those coming from Delhi and Chennai to Karnataka will have to stay in institutional segregation for three days.
MLA from Chamarajpet Z. Zameer Ahmed Khan also requested the violent crowd to remain calm and maintain peace in the area. Khan said, “The incident in Kaval Bisandra is unfortunate. I hope that the police will take action against all those who are responsible for this. ” An official said on Wednesday that city police commissioner Kamal Pant visited the protest-affected areas, where heavy police deployment has been done.
A police officer said, “Unfortunate incidents have happened in areas like DJ Halli and KG Halli. Police is trying to bring the situation under control. ” State Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai has also warned of strict action against those who take the law in hand.