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Cauvery row latest: Section 144 CrPC imposed; 15000 policemen deployed in Karnataka after reports of violence emerge

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 11 February 2017, 5:46 IST

After Supreme Court ruled that Karnataka will release 10,000 cusecs of water, shops and vehicles in Bengaluru and Mysuru, were attacked and set on fire.

Around 270 Cheethas - police patrol vehicles - deployed all over the city in wake of protests. Stones were pelted at lorries bearing Tamil Nadu registration number near Hubli Bypass. However, no injuries were reported.

About 15,000 police men and officers have been deployed all over the city in wake of Cauvery Protests. Quick Reactions teams,Rapid Action Force teams,City Armed Reserve police, Karnataka State Reserve Police deployed all over the city. Bengaluru-Police deployed in Tamil populated areas like Indira Nagar, KR Nagar, Prakash Nagar, Frazer Town, RT Nagar

Karnataka has stopped bus services to Tamil Nadu and police jeeps were positioned along the border to warn vehicles against entering that state. Schools and colleges closed before time in Bengaluru and metro services have completely shut down Metro services till further orders.

Eight members of the Naam Tamizhar Katchi, the Tamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi and the Tamil National Movement, attacked the Karnataka-registered vehicles, including two buses.According to a report in the Hindu, police rushed to the spot and detained them. No one was injured in the incident. However, Superintendent of Police N. Manivannan has instructed the police to tighten security at the bus stand and parking lots.

Two vehicles were attacked in Mysuru by agitators upset over the release of water to Tamil Nadu. Mysuru police have increased their patrolling.

New Woodlands Hotel, a Karnataka-based restaurant in Chennai's Mylapore area, was attacked with petrol bombs at around 3:45AM on 11 September, 2016. This incident has come to light a day after a video went viral where a group of people are seen thrashing a youth for allegedly posting derogatory remarks on social media.

"The attack happened between 3 to 3.15 am. Around 7 to 8 people carried out the attack. Glass panes shattered due to the stones thrown at them," NewsMinute quoted an official as saying.

According to a report in IBTimes, six petrol bombs were hurled at the restaurant. The police said that around 10 men entered the restaurant and shouted anti-Karnataka slogans. The group of men also damaged tables and other properties.

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The police said, around 15 security personnel were present at the hotel during the time of the attack. However, a letter was found which read that if Tamils were targeted in Karnataka, petrol bombs would continue to be thrown at Karnataka-based outlets in Tamil Nadu.

First published: 12 September 2016, 11:35 IST
 
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