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Bengaluru violence: Ex-mayor R Sampath Raj and corporator wondered in riots case

Worn Bengaluru mayor R Sampath Raj and Pulakeshinagar ward corporator Abdul Rakeeb Zakir had been on Tuesday summoned for questioning by the Central Crime Division in reference to the violence in aspects of the metropolis, Bengaluru police commissioner Kamal Pant stated.

“Sure,” Pant advised PTI in a respond to a matter whether or no longer Raj and Zakir, both Congress functionaries, had been summoned for questioning.

In retaining with police sources, Raj, who is now the Devara Jeevanahalli corporator, and ward corporator Zakir appeared earlier than the CCB officers in the afternoon and had been wondered for a lot of hours.

The trigger of summoning them modified into as soon as to glean out whether or no longer the native politics in DJ Halli modified into as soon as the motive in the support of the violence on 11 August, in which the Pulakeshinagar Congress MLA R Akhanda Srinivasa Murthy’s condominium modified into as soon as torched.

Murthy’s sister Jayanthi’s condominium modified into as soon as also attacked.

Police sources stated just a few aides of Raj had been reportedly viewed in some unspecified time in the future of the violence and the police had been verifying knowledge that Zakir had forwarded just a few WhatsApp messages, which could need precipitated the unrest.

“We are most fantastic verifying effective knowledge for which we wondered them.There might be nothing concrete as of now,” a police officer stated.

Karnataka dwelling minister Basavaraj Bommai had claimed that the internal strife in the Congress coupled with the upcoming Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (metropolis company) elections had resulted in the violence in Pulakeshinagar.

Refuting Bommai’s assertion, the order Congress chief DK Shivakumar had alleged that the authorities modified into as soon as attempting to duvet up its failure to prevent the violence by giving deceptive statements.

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