B'luru riots: BJP gives clean chit to police, demands ban on SDPItext_fields
Bengaluru : A fact finding committee, tasked to probe Bengaluru riots, asked the government to take steps to ban the Social Democratic Part of India( SDPI) for allegedly involving in the D.J. Halli riots.
Former Karnataka minister Aravind Limbavali, who headed the fact finding committee of the ruling BJP, handed over its report to Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa at the party office here on Thursday.
The riots had broken out about a month before in different parts of the city, following an alleged Facebook post by Naveen Kumar, newphew of Congress MLA Akhanda Srinivasamurthy.
In the riots, an enraged mob tortured Congress MLA Akhanda Srinivasamurthy's ancestral house and two police stations.
According to the report, the riots were pre-planned taking extensive help of social media to instigate the mob.
"On that day, Bengaluru witnessed a Taliban-like situation in D.J. Halli and K.G. Halli where the riots broke out. Efficient officers should be deputed by the police for the area," the report noted.
The report also tried to highlight that the riots were a result of a leadership crisis within the Congress.
Giving a clean chit to the police department, the report added that intelligence failure was not the cause for the riots, but the internal crisis in the Congress was the reason.
With inputs from IANS