Six SDPI supporters were arrested by the Bengaluru police today (January 17). It is suspected that there was a ploy to eliminate Bengaluru South MP Tejasvi Surya and noted orator Chakravarthy Sulibele
Bengaluru: A ploy to eliminate Tejasvi Surya, MP, Bengaluru South and Chakravathy Sulibele, noted orator has been busted by the Bengaluru cops.
The plan was to target the two during pro-CAA rally that was held near Town Hall, Bengaluru on December 22.
Six Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI)supporters were arrested today (January 17) in connection with the attack on a BJP-RSS supporter on the same day (December 22).
The victim of the attack was a person by name Varun.
A case has been registered against the accused under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Bengaluru Police is constituting a new Special Investigation Team (SIT) to handle this case.
Bhaskar Rao, Bengaluru Commissioner of Police said, "There were 6 people belonging to SDPI, who were here to carry out attacks on leaders supporting CAA. These people were being paid Rs 10,000 from their handlers to create ruckus here. Now this will be handled by the Anti-Terror unit".
He added that these six people do not have any contact with the Muslim community leaders. They were told to create panic in Bengaluru.
"We have proper CCTV cameras and people are supporting us. We will not allow any terror module to be operative in Bengaluru. These people who attacked BJP-RSS supporter used helmets and phones," said Rao.
"All these people are in custody. We won't leave anybody who supported these people. Wherever they are we will catch them. They wanted to kill a Hindu leader, their target was Hindu activist...mainly leader, seven stones were pelted in Bengaluru on the day of pro CAA protest," he added.
The rally was organised to create more awareness about the CAA and to quell rumours and myths that it is discriminatory.
The CAA grants citizenship to persecuted minorities of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh who have been residing in India pre December 31, 2014.
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Last Updated Jan 17, 2020, 3:25 PM IST