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NIA conducted searches at four offices of SDPI, PFI

Bengaluru: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday said that it has conducted searches at 43 locations in Bengaluru in connection with Bengaluru violence cases.

The raids conducted included the four offices of Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI), the political wing of the Popular Front of India (PFI) in connection with its ongoing investigation in the case of rioting and violent attacks at DJ Halli and KG Halli Police Stations in the capital city of Karnataka on August 11, 2020.

“During searches, the probe agency sleuths seized incriminating materials relating to SDPI/PFI as well as certain instruments for attacks like sword, knife and iron rods”, NIA officials said.

“The cases pertain to large scale rioting armed with lethal weapons causing injuries to police personnel, destruction of public and private property including DJ Halli and KG Halli police stations buildings and public and private vehicles. The riot led to fear and panic in the nearby areas and was intended to cause terror in the society,” later, the probe agency said in a statement.

So far, 124 and 169 accused have been arrested in connection with violence at DJ Halli Police Station and at KG Halli Police Station case respectively, the NIA added.

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