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Bengaluru riots case: NIA nabs absconding SDPI leader, gets 6-day custody for grilling

In a late-night development, the National Investigation Agency nabbed absconding key accused in Bengaluru riots case accused and SDPI leader, Syed Abbas. He has been remanded to six-day custody.

Bengaluru riots case: NIA nabs absconding SDPI leader, gets 6-day custody for grilling-YCB
Bengaluru, First Published Jul 1, 2021, 8:13 AM IST
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The National Investigation Agency has arrested a key conspirator of August 11, 2020, Bengaluru riots who had been absconding since his alleged involvement emerged.

SDPI leader Syed Abbas is accused of hatching a conspiracy and rioting at Kadugondanahalli Police Station in Bengaluru East on the night of August 11 that claimed four lives. 

According to reports, 38-year-old Abbas, who is the president of the Social Democratic Party of India Nagawara unit, has been accused of conspiring with other accused to setting ablaze vehicles and attacking police officers on duty at the KG Halli Police Station on that night. 

Following a controversial post by the area Congress MLA Akhanda Srinivasa Murthy's nephew, a large mob assembled with weapons on August 11 attacked the police and torched the police station using petrol bombs and damaged government vehicles as well as private vehicles parked along the road. 

While the case was being probed by Bengaluru Police initially, the National Investigation Agency took over in September and charge-sheeted 138 persons. 

Abbas was produced in court and remanded to six-day custody. 

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