25 police personnel of DJ Halli and KG Halli stations who lost their bikes to firebombing were given brand new bikes.
Bengaluru: The Bengaluru City Police on Thursday handed over new motorcycles to 25 police personnel of DJ Halli and KG Halli stations who lost them to the firebombing and mob attacks that took place in their jurisdiction in August.
At an event titled We are with you; the motorcycles were distributed by Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai.
Basavaraj Bommai took to twitter to share pictures from the event.
ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನ ಕೆ. ಜಿ. ಹಳ್ಳಿ ಹಾಗೂ ಡಿ.ಜೆ. ಹಳ್ಳಿ ಗಲಭೆಯ ಪ್ರಕರಣದಲ್ಲಿ ಪೊಲೀಸ್ ಸಿಬ್ಬಂದಿಗಳು ಬೈಕಗಳನ್ನು ಕಳೆದುಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದರು, ಇಂದು ಗೃಹ ಇಲಾಖೆ ಹಾಗೂ ಟಿ.ವಿ.ಎಸ್. ಕಂಪನಿ ವತಿಯಿಂದ ಬೈಕ ಕಳೆದುಕೊಂಡ ಸಿಬ್ಬಂದಿಗಳಿಗೆ ನೂತನ TVS ಅಪಾಚೆ RTR ಬೈಕ್ ಗಳನ್ನು ಹಸ್ತಾಂತರಿಸಲಾಯಿತು. pic.twitter.com/woTigxnQA0— Basavaraj S Bommai (@BSBommai) November 12, 2020
Senior police officers including DG & IGP Praveen Sood and Bengaluru City Police Commissioner Kamal Pant were also present for the event.
For the uninitiated, the officers had parked their bikes near the two stations after rushing to the spot to help in maintaining law and order in the area.
These motorcycles were among the 146 vehicles that were gutted altogether then, the police added.
"Since then (the riots), these officers had to work without their bikes and this has been affecting their personal and professional lives," SD Sharanappa, Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) said.
The new bikes were provided by TVS Motor Company as part of their corporate social responsibility initiative.
Last Updated 13, Nov 2020, 9:28 AM