Bengaluru violence

Bengaluru: Vehicles burnt by an irate mob during violence that erupted late on Tuesday night that resulted after an inflammatory social media post by Congress legislator Akanda Srinivas Murthy's relative, in parts of East Bengaluru, on Aug 12, 2020. Three people have reportedly died and several others injured in the arson. Over 100 rioters have been arrested. A "thorough" magisterial investigation has been ordered into the riots which broke out in east Bengaluru on Tuesday night, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa said on Wednesday. (Photo: IANS)IANS

The probe into the DJ Halli and KG Halli violence in Bengaluru is still being carried out. The Central Crime Branch investigating the matter has called in Congress corporator Sampath Raj back for questioning. 

In connection with the Bengaluru riots case, Sampath Raj is being called for a second time for questioning. This is due to the alleged calls he made to a prime accused in the case.

Sampath Raj's links to the call with Mujahid

Congress corporator, Sampath Raj was connected to the case of DJ Halli violence in Bengaluru when his personal assistant Arun Raj was arrested on August 19th. One of the prime accused in the case named Mujahid, according to the police had been called by Arun Raj on August 14th, there were screen recordings found of his WhatsApp calls with Mujahid.

Since the investigation, Arun Raj has insisted that the calls were made by him on the insistence of Sampath Raj. Moreover, it was Sampath Raj talking on the phone with Mujahid, he claimed. Now, Sampath Raj will be appearing before CCB on Friday. 

Bengaluru violence

ry message' posted by a politician's relative on social media. A mob gathered outside Congress legislator Akanda Srinivas Murthy's house where they shouted slogans against the post and also resorted to arson. The mob was demanding the arrest of Naveen, who is related to Murthy and rioted in DJ Halli, KG Halli and Pulakeshi Nagar. (Photo: IANS)IANS

Mujahid was reportedly the one who collected and gathered people outside MLA Srinivas Murthy's house, he has also been accused of instigating the mob. The police have also found that Arun Raj changed SIM cards days before the riots, raising suspicion. 

Further investigation is on into the matter.