Three former Home Ministers — KJ George, Ramalinga Reddy and G Parameshwara — and senior leaders Krishna Byregowda and B K Hariprasad have given us a detailed confidential.
Congress leaders Zameer Ahmed Khan and Rizwan Arshad say the DJ Halli arson was not staged
According to the official, Sampath Raj was amongst those who had information about the violence and did not share it with the police.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken over the investigation into last month’s Devarajeevanahalli (DJ Halli) and Kadugondanahalli (KG Halli) arson and violence cases.
Over 70 FIRs were filed in all, and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act was invoked in two cases.
One of the cases is registered in the DJ Halli police station and the other in the KG Halli police station
The organisation 'Citizens for Democracy' in its report said the violence was pre-planned and intended to change the demography of the area "into a Muslim majority one"
The Karnataka government has already ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident.
I feel it is a recognition of my service and I am required to do justice to the victims,” said Justice H S Kempanna, who is the first claims commissioner in the state.
Considering the situation due to Covid-19, the bench permitted the commissioner to conduct proceedings through video-conference.
The bench directed the state to issue a notification appointing the former judge as Claims Commissioner within a week
The bench also said it will pass orders on Friday on pleas seeking directions to appoint a claims commissioner to assess damages, fix liability and award compensation over the DJ Halli violence
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Fathima, a resident of HBR Layout who runs an NGO named NAARI, said she desperately tried contacting him ever since and also tried to meet him, but she did not get any information.