New Delhi: The alleged main conspirator of the Bengaluru riots case in August last year has been arrested by the NIA. Four people died during this riot. At present, the accused was produced in the court, from where he has been sent to custody.
A spokesperson of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) said 38-year-old Syed Abbas, a resident of Govindpur, was arrested from Bengaluru. They said Abbas was produced before a special NIA court in Bengaluru, from where he was remanded to the agency’s custody for six days. Abbas is the president of the Nagawada ward of the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) in Bangalore.
What was the matter?
Let us tell you that on August 11 last year, thousands of people in Bengaluru torched the houses of Congress MLA R Akhand Srinivasa Murthy and his sister Jayanti for sharing inflammatory posts on social media through a relative of the MLA. An angry mob set on fire the DJ Halli and KG Halli police stations on the suspicion that the MLA’s relative was in lockup.
Regarding this matter, the NIA said that it has come to the fore in the investigation that accused Abbas along with other conspirators set vehicles on fire and attacked police officers. Actually, it was alleged that the nephew of MLA Akhand Srinivas Murthy had written an objectionable post on social media against Prophet Muhammad. After this news spread, around 7.30 pm, a crowd of hundreds of people from the Muslim community had gathered outside his house.
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