CCB police issue NWB against Sampath Raj for case related to Bengaluru riots

Bengaluru, Nov 13: After failing to arrest the evading Former Mayor of BBMP, R. Sampath Raj, the Bengaluru Central Crime Branch police have issued a Non Bailable Warrant (NBW) against him R Sampat Raj, who is wanted in the case of riots took place a few months ago in Bengaluru.

Since then, the Congress leaders is said to be absconding.

The police said that he is involved in the Bengaluru riots.

Police said on Friday that Sampat Raj has been absent for almost a month now. Earlier this month, the CCB police had pasted notices on the properties owned by Raj.

The police had filed a 400-page preliminary charge sheet against Raj, in which they stated that Raj was instigating a violent mob which set Congress MLA Akhanda Srinivasa Murthy’s house on fire on August 11.

Congress MLA Murthy is a representative from the Pulakeshi Nagar constituency.

DJ Halli and KG Halli areas in Bengaluru witnessed widespread violence on August 11 night following an insidious Facebook post by R Naveen, who is the nephew of Murthy.

Hundreds of protesters had trooped in as reports about the local police hesitating to initiate action against Naveen came in. The enraged mob went berserk and indulged in arson, setting on fire police and private vehicles. The mob also set Murthy’s house in Pulikeshi Nagar on fire besides vandalising it.

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