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Bengaluru violence: Claims Commissioner to assess property damage

Aug 28, 2020 18:02 IST

The Karnataka High Court on Friday appointed a retired judge as the Claims Commissioner for assessing the damage caused to properties during the recent violence in Bengaluru in which a Congress MLA's house and two police stations were torched. The state plans to recover the cost of the damage from the people involved in the incident. The court was passing orders on the state government's plea for appointment of a Claims Commissioner to fix the liability on the rioters who also set fire on a number of private and police vehicles during the violence on August 11 night while protesting an alleged inflammatory social media post by Congress MLA R Akhanda Srinivasa Murthy's relative. Four people died, three of them in police firing, during the violence and as many as 377 people have been arrested. In all, 65 cases have been registered in connection with the riots.

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