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Bengaluru Violence: Yeddiyurappa Assures Strict Action Against Accused, Appeals For Peace

Mumbai: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddiyurappa on Wednesday informed that instructions have been issued to take strict action against those accused of Bengaluru violence and said that the government has taken all possible steps to curb the situation.

Appealing to the people to maintain peace, he also said that last night violence against journalists, police, and people was unacceptable.

“Miscreants at DJ Halli police station have attacked and beat up MLA Akhand Srinivas’s house and police station. Instructions have already been issued against the culprits and the government has taken all possible steps to curb the situation,” CM tweeted.

“Attack on journalists, police, and public was unacceptable in last night’s riots. The government will not tolerate such incitements and rumors. Strict action against criminals is certain. I appeal to people to maintain peace and act with restraint and without panic,” he said in another tweet.

The nephew of Congress MLA Srinivas Murthy was arrested last night for sharing an ‘abusive’ post on social media inciting violence in the city that killed two persons and injured around 60 police personnel.

110 accused of arson, stone-pelting and assault on police have been arrested in connection with the violence.

Police said that accused Naveen has been arrested for posting an abusive post.

Murthy’s house was also vandalized by miscreants following a social media post by his nephew Naveen.

After the violence erupted, the residence of Congress MLA Akhand Srinivasamurthy was also attacked.

Section 144 has been imposed in the entire Bangalore city while curfew has been imposed in the boundaries of DJ Holi and KG Halli police stations.

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