Bengaluru Police arrested Kalim Pasha, husband of a congress corporator and 4 other senior SDPI activists in connection with the recent riots. However, the congress leadership has blamed the arrest instead of condemning the riots, reports say.
Bengaluru Police arrested 60 more people in connection with the August 11 riots, with this the total number of arrests have gone upto 206. Kaleem Pasha, husband of Congress corporator is from Nagwara ward Irshad Begum.
On August 11, angry mobs attacked the house of Pulakeshinagar MLA Akhanda Srinivas Murthy over an alleged derogatory social media post by the Congress leader’s relative. The mob went berserk in DJ Halli and KG Halli police station areas of Bengaluru.
The police opened fire at the unruly mobs and three people died in police firing while over 50 people were injured in the violent clashes. At least 145 people were reportedly arrested a day after the violence had erupted.