Indian National Congress (INC) corporator Irshad Begum’s husband Kaleem Pasha has been named as seventh accused in the FIR that Bengaluru Police filed. Pasha is one of the conspirators behind the deadly violence which took place on Tuesday night.
Begum is a BBMP corporator from Nagwara ward but it is Pasha who calls the shot. According to report Imran Khan, when cops came to arrest him he was not at his house.
Kaleem Pasha close aide of former INC minister KJ George
Pasha is a close aide of former INC minister KJ George. Last year in September, Karnataka Rashtra Samithi (KRS) had registered a case against George in a money laundering case at the Enforcement Directorate (ED) alleging that the INC leader was holding properties in India and abroad worth millions of dollars.
A copy of the FIR accessed by media revealed that five people led a group of 200 to 300 people and armed with machetes, petrol bombs and other weapons they were told to hack cops to death.
Yesterday, cops detained two SDPI leaders in connection with the violence. However, SDPI district secretary Waseem Ahmed said that his party members were not involved in inciting the mob and they are being made a scapegoat in the entire incident.
Congress ‘fact-finding’ committee
Meanwhile, 146 persons accused of arson, stone-pelting and carrying out an attack on the police have been arrested in connection with the violence. Over 60 cops including the DSP have suffered injuries. Residence of INC MLA Akhanda Srinivasamurthy was also attacked after the violence broke out.
Though the situation is now under control, the state government extended Section 144 of Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) in areas under DJ Halli and KG Halli police station limits till 6 am on 15 August.
The police said that accused Naveen has been arrested allegedly for posting derogatory material on social media.