Bengaluru riots pre-planned, no innocent held: State government

Bengaluru, Sep 27 (IANS): Rejecting the Opposition party's allegations, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister J. C. Madhuswamy on Saturday affirmed that Bengaluru riots were pre-planned and the police had not arrested any innocents till date in this case.

Replying to a no-confidence motion here, Madhuswamy asserted that though, Congress MLA Akhanda Srinivasamurthy's nephew B. Naveen Kumar posted derogatory message at 5.30 p.m. on his Facebook and deleted it at 7.30 p.m. but prime accused Yakub Bashir sent out WhatsApp messages to gather in front of D. J. Halli police station after which violence erupted.

Minister J C Madhuswamy

Madhuswamy added that it was Bashir's message which led to violence and arson of Congress MLAs residence. "Congress party should not take side of such people," he maintained.

He also added that the police had taken every possible evidence into account be it CCTV footage or various other evidences before arresting as many as 400 persons in this connection. "This is misleading campaign against the government. I appeal the opposition not to fall prey to such machinations," he said.

Earlier in the day, Karnataka Leader of the Opposition Siddaramaiah had appealed to the state government to take immediate steps to release "innocents" who were arrested in connections with the Bengaluru riots.

Speaking after the Speaker allowed the discussion on the no-confidence motion here, Siddaramaiah asserted that the Bengaluru police have arrested more than 400 persons in this connection and all of us know that the police have picked up some innocents too.

"The Congress party is not arguing on behalf of accused persons, we are for the innocents. Let the police examine every possible evidence in this case and act impartially," he affirmed.

Training his guns on the police department, he charged that the entire Bengaluru riot case is a clear case in point where the failure of police and intelligence department.

"The police should have taken immediate steps to contain riots. When accused Naveen posted, derogatory post in afternoon and when some Muslim leaders went to complain, the police should have taken immediate steps. Delayed action by the police itself is main reason to riot going out of control," he argued.

Chiding the ruling party leaders, Siddaramaiah quipped that the state government which doesn't get tired of thumping its chest about the police's achievement, why did it hand over the cases to National Investigation Agency?

"Is this the way to this state government telling that the Karnataka police department is incapable of even investigating a riot in Bengaluru?," he questioned angrily.






Comment on this article

  • Mohammed, India

    Sun, Sep 27 2020

    So congress mla’s nephew was involved in this plan?? Because he was one who started all these scene..

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    Sun, Sep 27 2020

    what about delhi riots after election? and JNU

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  • abdullah, mangalore

    Sun, Sep 27 2020

    I fully agree with Govt statement that the riots were pre planned. But, Govt is hesitating to name the outfit/s who are behind the riot. I am 110 percent sure that the riot was pre planned by sangh parivar and supported by Govt. This is the reason why police were silent as the rioters were looting + torching properties. Police were given instruction not to come to the site as rioters to have free hand who came with lathis, petrol bombs, axes, pistols etc etc. Police came to the site only when the trouble makers f8inished their job. Innocents who were sleeping and having no connectin with the rioting were arrested and real looters reached their homes. State Govt and police are providing incorrect report and supporting the reasl rioters. Its shame and slap on the face of indian constitution.

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  • vishnu bhat, bangalore

    Sun, Sep 27 2020

    if true, why have not moved the courts for quick dispensation of justice? fact is, you have no case/proof against anyone and are simply wasting time.

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Sun, Sep 27 2020

    Probably you can take home some of the jailed "innocents", make them live in your home and prove that they are honest Boys, do that

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  • GURKA, Mangaluru

    Sun, Sep 27 2020

    Innocents are never come out from the house during the riots . No need to answer that spineless CONGRESS and their henchmen are involved fully in this case in the name of minority card and you know who blessed the riots

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  • Sadiq, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 27 2020

    Congress agenda to release locals and BJP agenda to release internationals . At the end both parties are same..

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