Hubballi (Karnataka) – In a major development, an All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader has now been arrested in connection with the Hubballi violence that took place 16th April.
#KaranatakaRiots | The main accused in the Hubbali riots, Wasim Pathan has now been arrested.
AIMIM hand in Hubbali riots?
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Irfan Nalvatwad, husband of AIMIM Corporator Hussainbi Nalvatwad has been arrested by Karnataka Police in connection with the Hubballi violence. Violent clashes erupted in Hubballi as a mob hurled stones at a Police station, injuring four Policemen. “Following the clashes, Section 144 has been imposed throughout the city, and the situation has been brought under control,” said Police Commissioner Labhu Ram. Responding to the incident, several Ministers including Minister of Higher Education of Karnataka, CN Ashwath Narayan, demanded quick action against the perpetrators.
Violence erupts on Hanuman Jayanti
There were also reports of protesters pelting stones at the nearby Hanuman temple and a hospital. Sources informed that at least 20 people were arrested in connection with the violence. An incident of stone-pelting also took place in Kurnool. Chief Minister of Karnataka has alleged designs of a bigger conspiracy behind the attacks. He has suggested that the attacks could be pre-planned and the organisations involved in the violence should remember that strict action will be taken against them for disturbing the law and order situation.
We have arrested all accused, and further investigation is going on. Action will be taken against the perpetrators after the investigation: Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai on stone-pelting incident at Old Hubli Police Station pic.twitter.com/idDu6fo0jE
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