NIA conducts searches across Bengaluru in connection with 2020 police station attack
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted simultaneous searches on Saturday at seven locations in Karnataka’s Bengaluru city in connection with attacks on two police stations in 2020 over an alleged communal post on social media.
The agency searched the premises of seven persons who have been chargesheeted in the case and are presently absconding.
WHAT IS THE CASE?
On August 11, 2020, a mob, protesting against an alleged derogatory social media post about Prophet Mohammed by one Naveen, had turned violent and targeted the two police stations- DJ Halli and KG Halli.
The mob attacked the police personnel and had also burnt police vehicles and damaged government and private properties in and around the two police stations, officials said.
The two cases were originally registered in August 2020 at DJ Halli and KG Halli police stations, before the NIA re-registered the cases and filed chargesheet against 109 and 138 accused persons respectively in February 2021.
“During the searches various incriminating documents and electronic devices were seized from the premises of absconding accused persons,” the agency said in a statement.
Further investigation in the two cases continues.
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