Bengaluru, Sept 30 (PTI) An in-house panel of the BJP has
alleged the involvement of Congress and the Social Democratic
Party of India behind the August 11 violence in parts of the
city in which a Congress MLA''s residence and two police
stations were torched.
The six-member panel, led by Mahadevapura MLA and BJP
president Aravind Limbavali, which "probed" the
incident, submitted its report to the state unit chief Nalin
Kumar Kateel on Wednesday.
Addressing reporters, Limbavali said it was a "well-
organised" violence and not an "accidental event".
He also wondered as to why leaders of Congress party did
not "come forward to extend help" to party MLA R Akhanda
Srinivasa Murthy when his house was burnt.
Kateel, also the Dakshina Kannada MP, alleged that "the
lust for power of the Congress and the madness of SDPI
resulted in this incident".
He told reporters that the report would be submitted to
Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa with a request to act on it.
Kateel alleged the "probe" has made it clear that the
can carry out any activity to come to power".
"If you look into the incident, it becomes clear that it
was a power
struggle. It is also very clear that the Congress
can shake hands with
the anti-nationals to come to power," he
Citing the report, the BJP state chief said a Congress
leader had hatched a conspiracy to unseat the sitting Congress
MLA R Akhanda Srinivasa Murthy, who belongs to the Scheduled
The said Congress leader tried to "use the SDPI to come
to power", said Kateel, adding, "it was clear that for almost
a decade the SDPI has been indulging in such activities".
"Two corporators and a corporator''s husband had engineered
Bengaluru violence," he alleged.
The violence broke out on August 11 night over an
inflammatory social media post by a relative of Murthy.
The police have arrested 421 people so far while three
people were killed in police firing.
A fourth person allegedly involved in the violence died
in the hospital due to injury caused by a blunt object in his
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has also started
a probe into the case and has arrested an alleged mastermind
of the crime. PTI GMS RS
Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI
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