Bengaluru riots: Investigation to be taken over by NIA
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) will take over two cases pertaining to the Bengaluru riots. The NIA told the Karnataka high court on Friday that it had received oral intimation from the Centre regarding the same.
Bengaluru: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) will take over two cases pertaining to the Bengaluru riots that occurred on August 11.
The National Investigation Agency on Friday told the Karnataka high court that the agency would take over two cases relating to the Bengaluru riots where FIRs were registered under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
The two FIRs were registered at the DJ Halli and KG Halli police stations after the riots that took place on August 11.
Special Public Prosecutor for NIA P Prasanna Kumar told the division bench headed by Chief Justice Abhay Sreenivas Oka that he received oral communication from the Centre that the case would be transferred to the NIA.
The NIA’s counsel has also submitted compliance reports regarding the appointment of retired Justice HS Kempanna to estimate the damages caused due to destruction of public property.
Meanwhile the prime accused Mujahid who allegedly set fire to MLA Akhanda Srinivasa Murthy’s house and was reportedly hiding in Ramanagar and Kolar, was arrested on Tuesday.
The accused was arrested in Chamrajpet Police Station limits on Tuesday after he returned to Bengaluru.
For the uninitiated, on August 11, a mob had gathered outside Pulakeshinagar MLA Akhanda Srinivas Murthy’s residence after his nephew put up a derogatory Facebook post against Prophet Muhammad.