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Bengaluru Violence: Ex-Congress Mayor R Sampath Raj Arrested, Says Police

Within the cost sheet, R Sampath Raj has been charged with hatching a conspiracy with the violence.


Former Congress mayor R Sampath Raj, who was wished within the Bengaluru violence case that left 4 individuals useless, has been arrested, police sources mentioned on Tuesday.

Sampath Raj, the Congress corporator from Devara Jeevanahalli municipal ward, was arrested in Bengaluru, the sources mentioned with out divulging additional particulars.

He had escaped from a personal hospital the place he bought admitted for COVID-19.

The police just lately arrested one in all his aides Riyazuddin who had helped him and one other Congress corporator Abdul Rakeeb Zakir to flee. He had given them shelter at Nagarhole in Mysuru.

Zakir can be wished within the Bengaluru violence case.

Raj was wished in reference to the instances associated to the violence that rocked elements of the town on August 11. Round 3,000 to 4,000 individuals went on a rampage, setting ablaze the homes of Pulakeshinagar Congress MLA R Akhanda Srinivasa Murthy and his sister over an alleged inflammatory social media put up by his nephew.

The mob additionally torched Devara Jeevanahalli and Kadugondanahalli police stations over suspicion that the nephew was current there. 

Three individuals have been killed in police firing whereas one other particular person died as a result of belly accidents suffered within the violence.

Within the cost sheet, Raj has been charged with hatching a conspiracy with the violence to complete off the MLA politically in connivance with Zakir and some others. Raj and Zakir have been nonetheless at massive and a hunt was on to nab them, police had mentioned. 

(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

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