NIA arrests absconding accused in DJ Halli police stn rioting case

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Bengaluru, Sep 21 : NIA, in a joint operation along with state police, arrested chargesheeted absconding accused Tabrez here on Monday.

Tabrez is a member of Popular Front of India and was involved in hatching a conspiracy to attack the DJ Halli police station and had instigated many others on WhatsApp groups.

He was also found to be involved in burning vehicles and damaging public and private property.

The case pertains to 11 August 2020 incident, wherein a mob protesting against the alleged derogatory Facebook post about Prophet Mohammed was posted by one Naveen, had turned violent.

In the violence, the mob had attacked the police station with dangerous weapons and stones. They had also burnt police vehicles and damaged government and private properties.

After conducting thorough investigation, the NIA filed charge sheet before Bengaluru NIA Special Court under various sections of UA(P) Act, IPC and Karnataka Prevention of Destruction and Loss of Property Act (KPDLP Act) against 109 accused persons on February 2, 2021.

Further investigation is continuing.


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