NIA’s special team to grill SDPI members over Bengaluru riots

After the National Investigation Agency took over the probe into Bengaluru riots, the investigation team will grill SDPI leader Muzamil Pasha and his close associates for allegedly “instigating the mobs”.

According to NIA statement, Pasha called a meeting of Popular Front of India and Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) to to instigate the mob and incite violence.

“The mob went on rampage in D.J. Halli, K. G. Halli and Pulakeshi Nagar area in Bengaluru. The mob attacked the two police stations namely D. J. Halli and K. G. Halli and vandalized the property of police stations including government and private vehicles parked in these police stations,” the statement said.

The case pertains to a protest against the Congress MLA Akhanda Srinivas Murthy’s nephew for his alleged Facebook post on August 11 which allegedly insulted the religious sentiments of the Muslims.