Prime News, State (Bengaluru), August 14:- After 48 hours, it is gradually becoming clear that the Bengaluru riots did not happen suddenly but were triggered in a planned way. The role of the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) is coming into the light for playing a key role behind mob violence in parts of the city that claimed at least three lives and scores were injured.
The four FIRs lodged against the rioters clearly indicated that the controversial Facebook post was just an excuse, while the script and actors of these riots were already prepared. The DNA report will explain as to how these riots were planned as part of a larger conspiracy, as it has the copies of these FIRs in its possession.
The first important fact stated is that the rioters had planned to attack the two police stations and kill the policemen. Notably, gangster Vikas Dubey’s gang in Bikaru village of Kanpur had killed just 8 cops, but in Bengaluru, 800 armed rioters gheraoed the police station and appeared ready to kill the cops had they been able to catch them.
Over 60 policemen were injured in the riots on Tuesday night. The rioters were shouting slogans against them and they were also hurling abuses on them, while those who were leading the mob were asking people to kill the cops. The rioters wanted the police to hand them over the man accused of making the controversial post on Facebook.
The police had arrested the nephew of Congress MLA Akhand Srinivas Murthy for allegedly making objectionable comments against Prophet Mohammad Saheb on Facebook, but it refused to hand him over to the rioters, who therefore set the police stations, KG Halli and DG Halli, on fire and attacked the policemen.
The FIR stated that these rioters had come with complete preparation to target the police stations. They had also attacked the Congress MLA’s house and set his house on fire. The rioters were stated to be in five groups of 200 to 300 people carrying sharp-edged weapons, brick-stones, bottles, iron rods, and petrol bombs.
They adopted guerrilla warfare tactics to attack the police and dispersed in the narrow lanes of that area in Bengaluru. Not once, but five times the violent mob launched its attack, and each time the number was greater than earlier. The rioters had also blocked the road so that the police of other areas could not reach there. The fire brigade vehicles deployed to extinguish the fire were also blocked and the employees were beaten up by the mob.
Surprisingly, the irate mob gathered within an hour of the controversial post on social media showing that the riots were already planned. Although the FIR is written in Kannada, we have understood the whole incident of Tuesday night. Accordingly, at 8 pm on Tuesday night, the police arrested the Congress MLA’s nephew, who posted the controversial post on Facebook, but within 45 minutes, five persons named Muzammil Pasha, Syed Masood, Afnan, Ayaz and Allah Baksh surrounded the police station, along with a mob of around 200 to 300 people. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).