"It was the public's fault, not of the police", says Sharif, eyewitness of attack on DJ Halli police station

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August 13, 2020

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Bengaluru,  Aug 12: It was the public's fault and not that of the police forces, said Sharif, an eye-witness to DJ Halli police station's vandalisation, a member of the Civil Defense group on Wednesday in connection with the Bengaluru violence on Tuesday night.

Sharif, who had come to record his statement with the police in connection with the incident, told reporters that a mob had surrounded the police station and attacked it from all sides.

"We are from Civil Defence and had come to protect the police. People were pelting stones (at the police station), it was the public's fault, there is no fault of the police. I am from DJ Halli, this (police station) is like my temple, my masjid," Sharif said.

Meanwhile, Congress MLA Srinivas Murthy's nephew was arrested for allegedly sharing a 'derogatory' post on social media that triggered violence in the city last night in which two persons died and around 60 police personnel sustained injuries.

110 accused of arson, stone-pelting, and assault on the police have been arrested in connection with the violence.

The police said that accused Naveen has been arrested allegedly for posting derogatory posts.
Murthy's house was also vandalised by miscreants following the social media post by his nephew Naveen.

The residence of Congress MLA Akhanda Srinivasamurthy was also attacked after the violence broke out.

Section 144 has been imposed in the entire Bangalore city while curfew has been imposed in DJ Halli and KG Halli police station limits.

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September 24,2020

Shivamogga, Sept 24: Three members of a family were killed on the spot after a car, in which they were travelling, dashed against an electric pole and came in contact with live wire on Thursday.

Police said the deceased were identified as Lohit (34), Kalavathi (60), and Shankar (8).

The victims were returning after a pilgrimage to Dharmasthala, when the mishap took place.

Police have registered a case and are investigating.

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September 18,2020

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Kasargod, Sep 18: A 26-year-old NRI, hailing from Kasargod district has killed self in Ajman, United Arab Emirates.

The deceased has been identified as Shrilal, son of Salem Kumar from Nileshwar in Kasaragod..

Shrilal was a local cricketer who had played for Kasaragod district teams in tournaments for age groups of 14, 16 and 19. He had also played for a few teams in the UAE.

He first visited UAE in 2017 and returned after a short stay.

This month he again visited UAE and started his profession as an assistant coach for a cricket team in Sharjah.

Last week he secured a new job and was about to join the firm.

However, late on September 16 night, he reportedly killed self by hanging inside his room in Ajman.

The reason for resorting to the extreme step is not yet known.

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September 12,2020

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Bengaluru, Sept 12: Police arrested city based businessman Vaibhav Jain in connection with the case related to drugs at Cottonpet police station, the Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime), Bengaluru Sandeep Patil said on Saturday.

"Vaibhav Jain, an accused in the case registered in Cottonpet police station has been arrested," Patil said.

Earlier, Prithvi Shetty and Pratik Shetty of Mangaluru origin were arrested in relation to the drugs network case. Prithvi Shetty reportedly used to travel between Mangaluru and Bengaluru frequently to supply drugs to high society parties.

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa had said that the police department has been given a free hand to conduct their probe in the matter.

"The investigation in Bengaluru drug case has been taken up and is being conducted, very seriously. We need to wait for a while to get the full picture of the case. Police officers have been given a free hand to probe into the matter," Yediyurappa had said.

On September 8, Kannada film actor Sanjana Galrani and her mother were detained by the Central Crime Branch (CCB), Bengaluru for their alleged involvement in a drug case, the police said.

The mother-daughter duo has been sent to the CCB office situated in Chamrajpet area of the city for further interrogation.

As per the CCB, one Niyaz has also been arrested in connection with the case as part of the ongoing probe.

Notably, Kannada filmmaker Indrajit Lankesh, a couple of weeks ago, had appeared before the CCB and revealed information about the use of drugs in the Kannada film industry.

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