Cauvery water row: Have images of vandals? The Bengaluru city police promise tough action

The Bengaluru city police is looking for crowd sourced images from citizens to nab miscreants and vandals.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 13, 2016 12:16 pm
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After the Supreme Court verdict on the Cauvery water dispute between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, violence broke out in parts of both states. Bengaluru was among the worst hit as a civilian was killed in the soaring violence and protesters began pelting stones at the residence of Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s residence.

In a bid to increase vigilance over the city and to catch the miscreants, the Bengaluru city police upped the ante as they sought help from people through social media.

On Tuesday, the police tweeted out to citizens asking for images of vandals and miscreants. They hope to nab the people responsible for stirring the violence through these crowd sourced images. They also promised stringent action against the perpetrators.

The Bengaluru Police on Monday imposed Section 144 of the CRPC, meaning that no more than five people will be allowed to gather in public places in the city.

Massive violence broke out in parts of the city as several trucks, school buses and bus stands were seen being set on fire by the pro-Kannada protestors in West Bengaluru.

Protesters were seen targeting vehicles bearing Tamil Nadu registration numbers and set them on fire. They also vandalised trucks near Hubli bypass in Karnataka.

Senior advocate KTS Tulsi on Tuesday urged both the state governments to ensure safety of citizens and dispel rumours which are currently ruling the roost. Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara also asked citizens to not give scope to rumours and to cooperate with police in maintaining law and order.