One held for ‘harbouring’ absconding ex-mayor wanted in Bengaluru violence case

Bengaluru, November 16

A man has been arrested on charges of helping and harbouring absconding former mayor R Sampath Raj and another Congress corporator accused in the case related to the August 11 violence here, police said on Monday.

The Central Crime Branch probing the violence arrested Riyazuddin for allegedly aiding Raj and Abdul Rakeeb Zakir to escape from the city last month and gave them shelter for a few days, they said.

The man has been remanded to judicial custody by a court after his arrest on November 7.

Raj had alleged escaped from a hospital where he was admitted for coronavirus treatment despite the police having told authorities to report to them before discharging him.

“Riyazuddin took Raj and Zakir in his car to a farmhouse near Nagarhole and gave them shelter for a few days,” a police officer said.

Nagarhole is a national park spread over Mysuru and Kodagu district.

The two are wanted in connection with the cases related to the violence that rocked parts of the city in August.

Around 3,000 to 4,000 people went on a rampage, setting ablaze the houses of Pulakeshinagar Congress MLA R Akhanda Srinivasa Murthy and his sister over an alleged inflammatory social media post by his nephew.

The mob also torched Devara Jeevanahalli and Kadugondanahalli police stations over suspicion that the nephew was present there.

Three people were killed in police firing while another person died due to abdominal injuries suffered in the violence.

In the charge sheet, Raj, a Congress corporator from the Devara Jeevanahalli, has been charged with hatching a conspiracy for the violence to finish off the MLA politically in connivance with Zakir and a few others.

Raj and Zakir were still at large and a hunt was on to nab them, police said. — PTI

 



Disclaimer: This post has not been edited by our staff and is published from a syndicated feed. The Original Source of this post can be found at Source link

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest

Government hospitals in Tamil Nadu battle manpower shortage

The exponential increase in COVID-19 cases over the last two months has left government hospitals grappling with manpower shortage....

Sedition charges against Narsapuram MP are untenable and flimsy: TDP leader

TDP spokesperson N.B. Sudhakar Reddy has alleged that the sedition charges levelled by A.P. CID against YSRCP Narsapuram MP K. Raghu Ramakrishna Raju are...

Grandma in saree bowls perfect strike; sets face mask goals [watch...

iPhone, Android users beware; these fake apps could drain your bank accounts empty ...

Joe Biden to announce U.S. will send 20 million vaccines abroad...

The move comes as U.S. states are seeing drops in vaccination numbers and countries like India are scrambling to get vaccines. U.S. President Joe...

Narada scam | Two TMC Ministers among four held by CBI,...

Four senior political leaders, including two Ministers of West Bengal’s Trinamool Congress government and a party MLA, were arrested by the Central Bureau of...

More Articles