Bengaluru violence: Congress leader Sampath Raj reaches CCB office

On November 17, Congress leader and former Mayor Sampath Raj brought to Central Crime Branch (CCB) office in Bengaluru. He has been arrested in DJ Halli and KG Halli violence incident case that happened in the city on August 11. Sampath Raj had been missing since October 30 after he got discharged from hospital after COVID-19 treatment without informing police. Speaking on it, Karnataka Home Minister, Basavaraj S Bommai said, "He was accused and was absconding. Had he been innocent, he wouldn't have absconded. We've caught him. There'll be further probe. His arrest is major development that'll lead to exposure of the conspiracy and people behind it (Bengaluru violence)." Violence broke out after circulation of 'derogatory' social media post.