Eight persons, including Muslims, Hindus and Christians, were arrested on Friday in connection with attacks on people from the northeast residing here, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central) Ravikanthe Gowda said.

Three companies of the Rapid Action Force had arrived in Bangalore and three more were expected. Despite assurances from the government and heightened vigil, at least 10,600 people left by three special trains for Guwahati, besides the regular Bangalore-Guwahati Express, on Friday, taking to over 24,000 the total number to have left the city since Wednesday.

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