Cauvery water dispute: Over 300 people arrested for fuelling violence in Bengaluru

Cauvery water row: Meanwhile, the state government announced Rs 10 lakh compensation to the kin of Umesh, who was killed on Monday night in police firing.

By: Express News Service | Bengaluru | Updated: September 13, 2016 6:29 pm
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More than 300 people have been arrested and manhunt still on to nab the people behind the violence broke out on Monday over Cauvery row. Home minister G Parameshwara said that the Supreme Court order about water sharing and the attack on Kannadigas in Tamil Nadu provoker the people to hold protests in reaction to the act.

“Some anti-social elements also joined in the protest with genuine activists. We will fins out the background of the accused persons once the police finish the arrest process,” Parameshwara said on early morning after he monitoring the situation’s in the state with senior police officials in the state.

Meanwhile, the state government announced Rs 10 lakh compensation to the kin of Umesh, who was killed on Monday night in police firing.

“We have taken decision to give Rs 10 lakh compensation to Umesh’s family,” Parameshwara said.

He added that the police opened fire at the mob when they attacked a police sub-inspector and constables after they set ablaze to a police vehicle. The Rapid Action Force men opened the fire at mob and one got killed in the incident unfortunately, he said.

The police have imposed prohibitory order in Bengaluru city for three days that is, until midnight of Wednesday. Sensing trouble, the police also imposed curfew in the East and West Bengaluru area, where the protest intensified and took a violent turn on Monday.

“The curfew imposed in the limits of 16 police stations such as RR Nagar, Byatarayanapura, Magadiroad, Vijayanagar, Kengeri, KP Agrahara, Chandra lay out, Yeshwantpura, Mahalakshmi lay out, Peenya, RMC Yard, Rajgopal nagar, Rajajinagar, Nandini lay out, Jnanabharathi, Kamakshipalya PS in the city. We request public to stay back in the houses until the further order to avoid any untoward incidents,” state police chief Om Prakash said.

The arrangement was intensified in the city and 20 companies of central forces including CRPF and CISF were deployed at sensitive places in the city.

The curfew order issued by the city police commissioner NS Megharikh states that emergencies including medical, final rights and festivals exempt from the curfew.

“The curfew will not affect the celebrations of Bakrid in the city. We will allow them to celebrate festival” DG and IGP Om Prakash said.