Staff Reporter

Over 700 arrested, 180 sent to jail

BANGALORE: The police have intensified steps to bring to book those involved in the violence following Rajkumar's death in which a police constable was lynched and some civilians fell to police bullets.

Commissioner of Police Ajai Kumar Singh chaired a meeting here on Sunday to take stock of the situation and chalk out future modalities. Additional Commissioners, Joint Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners and Assistant Commissioners of Police attended the meeting.

With over 700 persons being taken into custody in the last few days, the police are trying to verify whether they were involved in any criminal cases earlier. The police will crosscheck with fingerprints and photographs available with them, sources said.

The police have obtained video footages and photographs of the events on Wednesday and Thursday to identify the culprits. The City Crime Branch has also been roped in for the investigation. Over 180 persons of the 700 arrested have been remanded to judicial custody.

Senior officials said cases of arson, looting, criminal conspiracy and attempt to murder had been booked against some of the culprits.

The police are also verifying whether the violence was planned or was a spontaneous outrage, the sources added.

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