Five people have been detained over the murder of a Muslim trader in Karnataka’s Mangaluru, the police said Monday, even as the state Congress urged the government to book the accused under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).
Abdul Jaleel was stabbed to death by unknown persons near his shop on Saturday evening, triggering tensions in the communally sensitive city. Mangaluru city police commissioner N Shashi Kumar said the police have imposed restrictions under Section 144 of the CrPC which will continue till Tuesday.
Raising the issue during Zero Hour in the Assembly on Monday, Leader of Opposition and former CM Siddaramaiah blamed “such incidents” in the state’s coastal districts on the right-wing Bajrang Dal.
“When will such incidents end?”, the Congress leader asked as he took a dig at Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai and blamed his statements of having emboldened fringe elements.
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