Bengaluru Riots Planned Conspiracy by SDPI to Create Communal Unrest: NIA Chargesheet
The violence in Bengaluru on August 12 last year in which Dalit Congress MLA R Akhanda Srinivasa Murthy’s home and two police headquarters were torched was a bigger conspiracy by the Social Democratic Party of India to develop communal disharmony in the nation, the NIA stated in its charge sheet submitted recently in a special court in Bengaluru.
The main company has called Fairoz Pasha, a previous Congress leader who later signed up with AAP, as one of the main conspirators in its chargesheet which runs into 7,000 pages. The NIA chargesheet, filed under areas 16, 18 and 20 of the UAPA Act and different areas of the IPC, names 247 individuals for conspiracy, destruction of public home and terrorism. Of these, 47 belong to the SDPI and extremist attire Popular Front of India (PFI). In all, 109 people have been called in connection with the violence at D.J. Halli police station while 138 have been charged for K.G. Halli police headquarters violence.
The NIA stated that the riots were not spontaneous however a planned conspiracy by Fairoz Pasha and his co-conspirators ‘who were dissatisfied with the main federal government’s position on CAA, NRC and the ending of erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir’s unique status’. The accused were allegedly searching for an opportunity to create unrest and the social media post of the nephew of Congress MLA Akhanda Srinivas Murthy supplied them with that chance.
” The SDPI in Bengaluru was dissatisfied with the decision of the central federal government on specific matters i.e repeal of Post 370, concern of CAA/NRC, Supreme Court decision on Babri Masjid case, Triple Talaq etc. The SDPI members actively participated in agitation against the federal government on these concerns. They were awaiting an opportunity to produce communal disharmony and consequently develop unrest in the nation,” the chargesheet stated.
Detailing the conspiracy, the investigative agency said that Pasha was a trained social media activist. He signed up with AAP in April 2020 and not long after begun working for SDPI. In reality, after he published bad talk about his Facebook page on Janmashtami against Hindu gods, Murthy’s nephew Naveen had reacted to the post with derogatory remarks versus the Prophet. As part of the conspiracy, Naveen’s comments were shared on various WhatsApp groups, mobilising SDPI and PFI members to collect outside the MLA’s home and let loose violence, the chargesheet specified.
The NIA investigation found that the attack on DG Halli and KG Halli police station, damage to lorries consisting of a fire truck and the attack on the MLA’s home were all part of this conspiracy.
The Bengaluru court has taken cognisance of the chargesheet. The NIA had actually in December apprehended 17 implicated coming from the SDPI, PFI in connection with the rioting and violent attacks on DJ Halli and KG Halli police stations in Bengaluru.
Four people were killed in the violence consisting of three in police firing and one due to abdominal injuries while many automobiles and shops were torched and harmed inside and outside the police stations. The city authorities, which too is probing the case simultaneously, has accused the previous Congress Mayor R Sampath Raj, who is a corporator of DJ Halli ward, of being part of the conspiracy to politically finish off his own celebration’s MLA Akhanda Srinivasa Murthy.
Sampath remained absconding for many weeks before he was finally caught. He is now out on bail.
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