The Madiwala police filed a suo motu case against Abdul Saleem and bakery owner Muneer and booked them for sedition after Abdul posted on Facebook stating that “I stands by the Pakistani Army”
Bengaluru: Days after the incident in Madiwala in which a bakery was vandalised by an angry mob after the caretaker of the bakery, Abdul Saleem, put up a Facebook post stating "I stand by Pakistan Army", the shop remains shut. The bakery owner, Muneer, Abdul Saleem’s brother too was arrested in Kerala on Sunday.
Police have filed a suo motu case and both brothers have been arrested and charged with sedition.
An angry mob surrounded Plaza bakery in Madiwala on Saturday afternoon and began to vandalise the shop forcing it to shut down.
The owner of the building has also filed a case against the mob who vandalised the shop. The owner of the building has also registered a case against the mob who vandalised the shop, but police have made no arrests in this regard.
The bakery owner, Muneer, hailed from Kerala and setup the bakery in Madiwala a few years ago. Muneer returned to Kerala, while Abdul Saleem managed its day-to-day operations.
This is the second time a bakery has become a target of the angry mob. In a similar incident, a mob forced bakery employees to partially cover the signboard of Karachi Bakery in Indiranagar. Angered by the terror attack carried out by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed where more than 40 CRPF personnel were killed, a group of people were offended with the use of the word "Karachi" in the name and forced the bakery to partially cover its name and put up an India flag above the sign.
Last Updated 5, Mar 2019, 2:59 PM IST