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Bengaluru violence: Karnataka Congress chief alleges ‘agenda’ behind arrest of party leader

By Asian News International | Posted by Karan Manral | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 03:00 PM IST
Without directly mentioning the Karnataka govt, DK Shivakumar told media persons “it is a clear message of targeting Congress leaders” after the arrest of former Bengaluru Mayor Sampath Raj in connection with the case.
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The riots on August 11 led to more than 60 vehicles being burnt while two police stations were set on fire.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
The riots on August 11 led to more than 60 vehicles being burnt while two police stations were set on fire.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

Former Bengaluru mayor arrested in riots case after 3 months

By Venkatesha Babu | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 02:23 AM IST
Senior Congress leader and former Mayor of Bengaluru Sampath Raj was named among the key accused in the charge sheet.
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In the preliminary 50 page charge sheet submitted in the Bengaluru riots case, the central crime branch has named Sampath Raj, along with another Congress corporator Zakir, as key instigator. (Photo @SampathRajR)
In the preliminary 50 page charge sheet submitted in the Bengaluru riots case, the central crime branch has named Sampath Raj, along with another Congress corporator Zakir, as key instigator. (Photo @SampathRajR)

Congress leader and riots accused ex-Bengaluru mayor absconding: Police

By Venkatesha Babu | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 11:16 PM IST
The riots were allegedly caused after the estranged nephew of a Congress MLA Akhanda Srinivasa Murthy responded to a social media post with another objectionable one, leading to burning down of two police stations, the house of the MLA and nearly 60 vehicles in the subsequent bedlam.
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. DK Shivakumar said that the chargesheet by the Bengaluru police naming Congress corporators as key players was politically motivated and timed just ahead of the two bypolls scheduled in the state. (Photo @DKShivakumar)
. DK Shivakumar said that the chargesheet by the Bengaluru police naming Congress corporators as key players was politically motivated and timed just ahead of the two bypolls scheduled in the state. (Photo @DKShivakumar)

Bengaluru riots: Congress leader seeks colleague’s suspension, Shivakumar denies

By Venkatesha Babu | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 08:25 PM IST
The Central Crime Branch of Bengaluru police, which is investigating the riots, had said in its interim chargesheet that riots was caused by internal rivalry in the Congress party.
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