Former Congress mayor R Sampath Raj, who was wished throughout the Bengaluru violence case that left four people ineffective, has been arrested, police sources talked about on Tuesday.
Sampath Raj, the Congress corporator from Devara Jeevanahalli municipal ward, was arrested in Bengaluru, the sources talked about with out divulging extra particulars.
He had esc aped from a private hospital the place he acquired admitted for COVID-19.
The police not too way back arrested one amongst his aides Riyazuddin who had helped him and one different Congress corporator Abdul Rakeeb Zakir to flee. He had given them shelter at Nagarhole in Mysuru.
Zakir will be wished throughout the Bengaluru violence case.
Raj was wished in reference to the cases related to the violence that rocked parts of the city on August 11. Spherical three,000 to 4,000 people went on a rampage, setting ablaze the properties of Pulakeshinagar Congress MLA R Akhanda Srinivasa Murthy and his sister over an alleged inflammatory social media submit by his nephew.
The mob moreover torched Devara Jeevanahalli and Kadugondanahalli police stations over suspicion that the nephew was present there.
Three people had been killed in police firing whereas one different explicit particular person died on account of stomach accidents suffered throughout the violence.
Inside the fee sheet, Raj has been charged with hatching a conspiracy with the violence to finish off the MLA politically in connivance with Zakir and a few others. Raj and Zakir had been nonetheless at huge and a hunt was on to nab them, police had talked about.