CID to probe arson case

DCP (west) M B Anucheth said local police had arrested 11 people, including a woman, in connection with the incident.

By: Express News Service | Bengaluru | Published:September 17, 2016 1:38 am
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The Karnataka government has decided to hand over to the CID probe into the burning of 42 buses belonging to a Tamil Nadu-based transport company in Bengaluru, allegedly by pro-Karnataka activists during protests over the Cauvery row. The move follows allegations in a section of media that the transport firm staged the incident to claim insurance. The buses were burnt at KPN Travels bus depot near Kengeri on September 12.

DCP (west) M B Anucheth said local police had arrested 11 people, including a woman, in connection with the incident. The woman has been booked for allegedly provoking the attack and supplying petrol for setting the buses on fire. The DCP said the arrested persons were not attached to any pro-Kannada outfit.