Bengaluru: The Central Crime Branch (CCB) on Thursday, September 17, summoned DJ Halli Congress corporator Sampath Raj to appear for questioning in connection with the Bengaluru riots case.

This is the second time the CCB has summoned him for questioning in connection with the case. Sampath Raj was asked to appear before the CCB for questioning a day before his personal assistant Arun Raj was arrested on August 19.

Earlier the CCB had said that they found screen recordings of WhatsApp calls made from Arun Raj’s phone to the prime accused in the case, Mujahid.

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CCB sleuths also said that although the calls were made from Arun Raj’s phone, Mujahid claimed that the person speaking to him was allegedly corporator Sampath Raj.

For the uninitiated, on August 11, a mob had gathered outside Pulakeshinagar MLA Akhanda Srinivas Murthy’s residence and the DJ Halli Police Station after his nephew put up a derogatory Facebook post against Prophet Muhammad.