Bengaluru. NIA in a joint operation along with State Police arrested charge sheeted absconding accused Tabrez S/o Shaikh Mahaboob, Age 35yrs, R/o 13th Cross, Old Bengaluru Layout, Bengaluru City, Karnataka.
The case was originally registered at Devarajeevanahalli Police Station, Bengaluru city u/s 143,147, 307, 436, 353, 332, 333, 427, 504, 506, 149 & 34 IPC, Section 4 of Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act, 1984 & Section 2 of Karnataka Prevention of Destruction & Loss of Property Act, 1981. The case had arisen from the incident on 11.08.2020 wherein a mob protesting against the alleged derogatory social media (Facebook) post about Prophet Mohammed posted by one Naveen, had turned violent and attacked the Police Station with dangerous weapons and stones and burnt police vehicles and damaged government and private properties. NIA had re-registered the case and taken up the investigation.
After conducting thorough investigation, NIA had filed charge sheet before the NIA Special Court, Bengaluru under various sections of UA(P) Act, IPC and Karnataka Prevention of Destruction and Loss of Property Act (KPDLP Act) against 109 accused persons on 05.02.2021.
Investigation has revealed that arrested accused Tabrez is a member of Sagaipuram ward, SDPI, a political outfit of Popular Front of India (PFI) and was involved in hatching the conspiracy to attack the DJ Halli PS and had instigated many others on Whats App groups. He was also found involved in burning vehicles and damaging public/ private property.