Bengaluru: Six Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) supporters were arrested on January 17 in connection with the attack on a BJP-RSS supporter following a pro-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) rally.

The CAA rally took place on 22nd December, 2019.

A case has been registered against the accused under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Bengaluru Police is constituting a new Special Investigation Team (SIT) to handle this case.

Bhaskar Rao, Bengaluru Commissioner of Police said, "There were 6 people belonging to SDPI, who were here to carry out attacks on leaders supporting CAA. These people were being paid Rs 10,000 from their handlers to create ruckus here. Now this will be handled by the Anti-Terror unit.”

He added that these six people do not have any contact with the Muslim community leaders. They were told to create panic in Bengaluru.

"We have proper CCTV cameras and people are supporting us. We will not allow any terror module to be operative in Bengaluru. These people who attacked BJP-RSS supporter used helmets and phones," said Rao.

"All these people are in custody. We won't leave anybody who supported these people. Where ever they are we will catch them. They wanted to kill a Hindu leader, their target was Hindu activist...mainly leader, seven stones were pelted in Bengaluru on the day of pro CAA protest," he added.