SDPI members attack realtor

Last Updated 20 September 2014, 18:57 IST

A realtor sustained grievous injuries after he was attacked by Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) members in K G Halli recently. 

Mohammad Shabaz, 24, a resident of Govindapura Main Road, was rushed to Ambedkar Hospital for treatment. 

The police took a few members of SDPI into custody. The SDPI members spread terror brandishing lethal weapons, moving on a few four-wheelers. 

They were on the hunt for rowdy-sheeter Tousif, recently out on bail in a murder case. Failing to trace Tousif, they attacked Shabaz, a realtor close to the rowdy, police said. 

“I had gone to hospital on September 11 for treatment. I heard some commotion outside and was shocked to see SDPI activists brandishing weapons and directing local businessmen to close down operations. They came and attacked me and I fell unconscious,” Shabaz told Deccan Herald.

The violence took a different turn after the attackers claimed support of a Bangalore minister. 

As violence took place in his constituency, Home Minister K J George directed the police to take stern action against those responsible for the incident. 

Based on Shabaz’s complaint, police registered cases against Imran, Abbas, Habeeb, Peeru, Mujju, Cement Munna, Mukram  and others under IPC Sections 341 (wrongful restraint), 143, 144, 149 (unlawful assembly) 147 (rioting), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon), 307 (attempt to murder) and 323 (voluntarily causing hurt).

Roshan, a resident of Govindapura, owns a piece of land on Govindapura 14th Cross. A few members of SDPI allegedly created fake records and acquired his property. 

They threatened him against approaching the police. Rowdy Tousif, involved in realty business, learning about the incident, threatened Roshan and got his signature on documents to establish that Roshan had sold the property to him (Tousif). 

The rowdy directed SDPI men to stay away from the property.  Hence, a conspiracy was hatched to murder the rowdy, sources said.

(Published 20 September 2014, 18:57 IST)

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