New Delhi: The Karnataka government is mulling a ban on the Social Democratic Party of India after several SDPI links to the Tuesday night incident have come to the fore.
“SDPI is a silly organisation. We’re thinking of banning it. Two decisions will be taken shortly. First, the properties of those involved in violence (in Bengaluru) will be confiscated. Second banning SDPI. These two matters will be discussed in cabinet meeting on Aug 20,” minister KS Eshwarappa said.
Bengaluru police, on Friday, arrested 60 more persons in connection with Tuesday night riots.
“Continuing arrests in D J Halli and K G Halli case, another 60 accused arrested, including Kaleem Pasha. The total number of arrests is now 206,” official sources said.
Kaleem Pasha, husband of BBMP Nagavara Corporator Irshaad Begum, and is said to have instigated the rioters, they said.
The role of the SDPI behind the mob violence in parts of Bengaluru has come to light and investigation will go deep into it and their connections, Home Minister Basavaraj Bomai had said on Thursday.