Karnataka high court grants bail to people accused of riots in Bengaluru

Police failed to press charges in timely manner causing default bail.

BJP Govt in State should take an action against those responsible for delaying the chargesheet.

Bengaluru (Karnataka) – Karnataka High Court granted bail to the religious fanatics arrested in the case of the August riots in the DJ Halli and KG Halli neighbourhoods of the city last year. Due to the delay in submitting the chargesheet, the Court granted the bail. A request for additional time to submit the chargesheet was rejected by the Court. Out of the 111 accused, 90 had already received bail from a Special Court. The remaining 21 have now received bail.

Rumour about insult of Prophet Muhammad on a social media post had sparked the riots in which Police Station and the residence of MLA R Akhanda Srinivas Murthywere attacked on the night of 10th August 2020.. Two people were killed, and 3 injured during the Police firing.