Bengaluru riots case: Former Congress mayor Sampath Raj arrested

In a latest development regarding the Bengaluru riots case, Central Crime Branch has arrested ex-mayor Sampath Raj. The Congress leader is allegedly connected to the riots that broke out in Bengaluru's DJ Halli in the month of August. CCB has taken him into custody for questioning and shall produce him before the magistrate today. A preliminary charge sheet to the court has been filed by CCB naming 60 people, which includes Sampath Raj, as accused. Non-bailable warrants had been issued against Congress leaders Sampath Raj and Zakir in the DJ Halli riots case. After his hospital discharged from his treatment for COVID, Sampath Raj was absconding for the past few days.