Bengaluru Police arrests accused of sharing ‘derogatory’ social media post, 110 people for violence
Bengaluru Police has arrested Congress MLA Srinivas Murthy’s nephew for sharing a ‘derogatory’ post on social media, which triggered violence in the city last night.
As many as 110 people have been arrested in connection with the violence in the city.
“Accused Naveen arrested for sharing a derogatory post on social media,” said Bengaluru Police Commissioner Kamal Pant.
“110 people have also been arrested in connection with the violence that broke out in Bengaluru over an alleged inciting social media post,” Sandeep Patil, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime), Bengaluru said.
Two persons died and around 60 police personnel sustained injuries during the clashes, police said.
While Section 144 has been imposed in Bengaluru, curfew has been imposed in DJ Halli and KG Halli police station limits after violence broke out in the area.
Earlier, Congress MLA Srinivas Murthy’s house was also vandalised by miscreants following the social media post by his nephew Naveen.
Mumbai on Tuesday received its heaviest rainfall in three weeks over the course of the night, with the India Meteorological Department's weather station in Santacruz recording 123.6mm of rain in the last 24 hours. The IMD's weather station in Colaba, meanwhile, received just 55mm of rain, due to the formation of a vortex in the Arabian Sea that drew rainfall over north and central parts of the city more than south Mumbai.
Uttar Pradesh police on Tuesday arrested Noida-based politician Shrikant Tyagi accused of abusing a woman resident at a housing society in the city. Tyagi was reportedly apprehended in Meerut and is being taken back to Noida. Until he went underground Friday night, Tyagi claimed he was associated with the the Bharatiya Janata Party, even as the ruling party denied any links with him. The Opposition meanwhile mounted attack on the BJP over the issue.
Officials at the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru had a major scare after crew members found a note in a flight's lavatory that warned a bomb had been planted. The plane, from a private carrier, took off from Jaipur and arrived in Bengaluru on Sunday night. A report on The Times of India said the note was written in Hindi with blue ink and read: “Don't land. There is a bomb on this plane.”
Police arrested a 32-year-old woman early on Monday morning for allegedly murdering Priti Sharma who lived with her partner Firoz Salmani (23)'s live-in partner at a flat in Tulsi Niketan. She was apprehended while trying to dispose the body in a trolley bag at around 2am, police said. The woman has been identified as Priti Sharma who lived with her partner Firoz Salmani (23). Firoz was a native of Sambhal district in Uttar Pradesh and worked at a saloon in Delhi.
As the Shrikant Tyagi case grabs national attention, Noida residents spoke out about rampant encroachment in almost every society and sector in the city. Residents' welfare associations (RWAs) and residents have alleged that the Noida authority hardly ever acts against violators despite receiving complaints. According to Inna Jolly Khanduja, resident, Sector 29, a religious icon was placed in the common park area few days ago in the sector.