Bengaluru Police Commissioner extended the enforcement of Section 144 due to violence till August 15

Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) continued to expand, covering regions within the DJ Halli and KG Halli police stations, until 6 a.m. on August 15.

The protest in the city of Bengaluru ignited unfairly on a Facebook post regarding the Prophet Muhammad on 11 August, in which a police station was also targeted.

Bengaluru Police Commissioner Kamal Pant declared on Wednesday that the enforcement of Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) continued to expand, covering regions within the DJ Halli and KG Halli police stations, until 6 a.m. on August 15.

Section 144, which forbids the assembly of four or more persons at a spot, had been enforced in the city on Wednesday after violence broke out over a controversial social media message in certain areas of the city. Bangalore: Communal violence breaks out over social media post, Vehicles set on fire

Few individuals started showing up at Pulkeshi Nagar MLA Murthy ‘s residence in Kaval Byrasandra at about 8 pm Tuesday, as per police, during which hundreds joined them in a protest out the front of DJ Halli police station requesting urgent action against the people who posted the post on social media, reportedly
disrespectful to Islam and its values. More police were placed in the city, following Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai ‘s instructions.

Basvaraj Bommai, Home Minister of Karnataka, reported that a district magistrate would be investigating the incident in Bengaluru on Tuesday and that 146 protesters had been detained so far.

FIR was filed against 17 primary participants in protest occurred in Bengaluru on Tuesday.
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