Mangaluru: Police commissioner PS Harsha has appealed to citizens to send videos related to the riots, ruckus and police firing which occurred on December 19 amidst the protest of the Citizenship Amendment Act.

Top cop Harsha took to Twitter and requested the citizens to send videos of the incident by WhatsApp if they have any.

Harsha on his Twitter handle wrote, “I appeal to public who have any photo or video content regarding riots that happened in mangaluru city on 19th dec to mail it to mangalurunorthmgc@gmail.com or send a WhatsApp message on 9480802327

 

It would help investigation team in upholding the truth..”

The commissioner took to Twitter to request for the videos that went viral on social media sites or the ones that were shot at the location.

The anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests took a violent turn in Mangaluru and police lobbed tear gas shells, resorted to baton charge and fired in the air to disperse people protesting the amended Citizenship Act in Mangaluru.

Two persons received bullet wounds in police firing and they later succumbed to injuries at a hospital. Following this, a 48-hour curfew was imposed and internet services were shut down. The decision to suspend internet from 10 pm on Thursday was taken in order to prevent misuse of social media platforms to disturb peace and tranquillity, and for maintaining the law-and-order situation, according to a notification.

The curfew in Mangaluru was relaxed during daytime on December 21, while Section 144 was imposed again in the district on December 23.