BENGALURE ;In the wake of the violence that tore across Bengaluru causing unprecedented damage to public and private properties, Karnataka ministers have stated that asset recovery will be done from the rioters, on lines similar to what Yogi government did in Lucknow when anti-CAA protesters caused damage to public properties.
Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai has said that the government has decided to recover the losses arising from damage to public property during the violence, from the rioters.
Apart from Bommai, Karnataka Tourism Minister CT Ravi also said that the violence in Bengaluru was well planned and that the state government will do an asset recovery from rioters just like the Uttar Pradesh government had done recently.
Bengaluru South Member of Parliament Tejasvi Surya also advised Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa to go the “Yogi Adityanath way” in confiscating the rioters’ properties to compensate for the loss to public property.
“I request Yediyurappa to confiscate and attach the properties of the rioters and compensate the losses to public property in the same way as the Adityanath government did in Uttar Pradesh,” the BJP MP said.
Massive damage across city during riots:
Angered over a social media put out by a Congress legislator’s relative derogatory to Prophet Muhammad, a mob went on a rampage in a city locality, to quell which police had to open fire killing three people.
Scores, including around 50 policemen, were injured in the violence that erupted on Tuesday night and continued till the wee hours of Wednesday, apparently triggered by the online post.
Pulakeshi Nagar MLA Akhanda Srinivasa Murthys residence and a police station at D J Halli were among those targeted by the angry mob. The house of the MLA, who was not at home at the time, was allegedly set on fire.
The rioters also torched many police and private vehicles, badly damaged the house and looted the belongings of MLA Murthy and those of his sister. An ATM was smashed into pieces. After the arson and violence, the entire DJ Halli resembled a war zone. To disperse the unruly mob, police resorted to lathi charge, lobbed tear gas shells and later opened fire, killing three people.