Bengaluru, Aug 14: Sixty more people have been arrested in connection with violence in Bengaluru over a derogatory social media post earlier this week, said Sandeep Patil, Bengaluru Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime).
Among those who were arrested include Kaleem Pasha, the husband of Congress corporator Irshad Begum, who represents Nagwara in Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP).
Kaleem Pasha is said to be a close aide of former Karnataka minister and Congress leader KJ George.
The police have arrested 206 people so far in connection with the violence, Patil said.
Three people were killed and several others suffered injuries after violence erupted in the eastern part of the city on Tuesday night over a social media post made allegedly by Congress MLA Srinivas Murthy's nephew Naveen. Accused Naveen has also been arrested now.
Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai has said that a district magistrate will hold an inquiry into the violence.
Four teams have also been formed to investigate Bengaluru violence which resulted in the death of three civilians in police firing.