Bengaluru: The imposition of Section 144 of Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) in areas under DJ Halli and KG Halli police station limits has been extended till 6 am on August 18. Section 144 does not allow the gathering of four or more people at a place.

In a related development, Bengaluru Police said on Sunday (August 16) that 35 more accused were arrested in connection with Bengaluru violence that broke out on August 11. According to police, a total of 340 people have been arrested in connection with this case.

Meanwhile, Congress MLA Akhanda Srinivasa Murthy whose house was ablaze during the Bengaluru violence on Saturday (August 15) filed a FIR at DJ Halli Police Station claiming 2000-3000 ppl set his house and other properties including vehicles, on fire on Aug 11. Gold and silver items, vehicles and other things worth Rs 3 crore have been robbed.

The two times Congress MLA mentioned in the FIR that while he along with his family went to a temple, around 2000-3000 miscreants in a "well-planned manner" attacked his house and office.

Last week, the Bengaluru Police had imposed Section 144 in the entire city after violence broke out over a purportedly derogatory social media post. Later, it was later extended till August 15 only in the two violence-hit areas–DJ Halli and KG Halli.

The violence was unleashed by hundreds of people over the inflammatory social media post allegedly put out by P Naveen, a relative of Pulakeshinagar Congress MLA R Akhanda Srinivasa Murthy.

The MLA’s residence and a police station at DJ Halli were torched by rioters who also set many police and private vehicles afire and looted the belongings of the legislator and his sister. Police have arrested about 200 people while detained many others in connection with the case.