Mumbai: Congress MLA Akhand Srinivas Murthy, whose house was set ablaze by DJ Halli in Bengaluru, has lodged an FIR claiming to have robbed gold and silver items worth Rs 3 crore from his house during the violence.
According to the complaint, on August 11, around 2000-3000 people set fire to her house and other properties including vehicles.
The MLA filed a case three days after his appearance at a safe place citing the imposition of Section 144 and the reason behind this delay.
According to media reports, Murthy claimed that he had the full support of the Congress party.
The rioting mob had targeted the MLA’s house as his nephew P Naveen allegedly shared a derogatory Facebook post against Prophet Mohammad that sparked violence in the city on 11 August.
Meanwhile, 35 more accused have been arrested in connection with the Bangalore violence, with the total number of arrested accused being 340, including Kalim Pasha, the husband of Congress councilor of Nagawara ward Irshad Begum.
The state government has also extended Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CRPC) to areas falling under the limits of DJ Halli and KG Halli police stations till 6 am on August 18.