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Bengaluru Riots: NIA's chargesheet says violence not spontaneous, was mobilised

Feb 23, 2021 18:59 IST

The National Investigation Agency probing the violence at Bengaluru in August 2020, has submitted that the violence was not spontaneous but mobilised, according to a report by India Today.

In a chargesheet against 247 people, the NIA said that the conspirators were disgruntled over the Citizenship Amendment Act and National Register of Citizens and used social media channels to spread ‘terror among people’.

47 of the 247 named in the chargesheet are from the Popular Front of India and the Social Democratic Party of India. 

Riots broke in Bengaluru’s DJ Halli and KG Halli on August 11 following a derogatory Facebook post by Congress MLA Akhanda Srinivas Murthy’s nephew. A mob attacked the MLA and his nephews houses as well as DJ Halli police station.

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